Archive for March, 2015

If You Go Down To The (Award Winning) Woods Today…

….you’ll be amazed at how many birds you see and hear!

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I spotted robins, magpies, blue tits and pigeons but I could hear

literally dozens of other species. This really is a very special haven for wildlife

and we must do all we possibly can to preserve it so that everyone can enjoy it.

Click here for a short video:

http://youtu.be/Ak7uIoYyBTw

Ghost Wood also has water running through it.

Click here for a short video:

http://youtu.be/OVUIs1mxtTw

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White Rabbits…

Well, actually I’ve never seen any evidence of rabbits on the slopes or in the woods; white or otherwise; but it IS the first of March…

The sun is shining and it does look like spring has sprung. There’s quite a lot of new green shoots poking through the leaf litter throughout the woods, although at the moment it’s hard to identify what these will turn out to be.

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The ‘Wombles’ have been busy as usual and the slopes do look nice and tidy. Lets now try to keep it that way! There’s still a few piles of ‘doggie doings’ so if anyone witnesses irresponsible pet owners allowing their pets to foul the green spaces and/or woods them please report it asap, giving as much detail as you can about the person/people, dog/s, time of day and where the incident occurred.

There’s an anonymous online form here:
https://iconnect.colchester.gov.uk/build/fillform.php?F.Name=GuR0gdxTArd

Or you can email: keepthegreenclean@gmail.com
(We will not pass your information on to anyone else).

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Several areas of the slopes are much boggier than they first appear, so please be careful out walking (or wear wellies).

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The trees still look a little bare without their leaves, but it does give you the opportunity to have a good look at all the twisty shapes of the branches.

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It may seem that the area is devoid of colour (other than green and brown) but if you take a moment to look down you’ll find a few hidden gems.

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