Flooding and Land Management

Flooding and Land Management

The devastating floods in Cumbria and the North West have been awful to watch and, as an area prone to flooding we can empathise strongly with the local residents and businesses so badly affected. The media reports often only give part of the picture. So what causes...
Continuous Cover

Continuous Cover

Work began in Sutton Wood alongside the River Severn East of Coalport this week working with contractor NW Tree Services. The work involves thinning through felling a number of ash, sweet chestnut and conifers to create a woodland of trees of mixed sizes under...

Make hay whilst the sun might shine

This summer has been really challenging for farmers and land managers due to the weather being so changeable. We have managed to cut, dry (after turning it 4 times instead of the usual 2) and bale Ropewalk and Wilderness Meadows and have now started on Crackshall (see...

White Admiral Colony discovered

A new colony of White Admiral butterflies, first discovered last year in Lloyds Coppice has been confirmed as present this year. Thanks to the work of some of our excellent volunteer recorders Liz Rogers and Christine Littlewood. Photo c. Liz Rogers. Butterfly...

Good partnership with Field Studies Council

A great evening yesterday spent at Preston Montford, headquarters of the Field Studies Council, being shown around by Head of Centre Adrian Pickles.  Its an amazing site next to the River Severn just outside Shrewsbury and they teach literally thousands of children...