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29 September, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

I am following up with a progress report following information published in the March issue of The Villager on mitigation for EPS Dormice, and the prototype of a Dormouse bridge on the SSSI site at Briddlesford Woods, on the IOW, owned by the PTES (Peoples Trust for Endangered Species). ...

20 July, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

Trees and Protection: Although one mature Oak has been saved at the top of Blackberry Lane in Four Marks, and now has a TPO, the arboricultural officer did not have time to reach another landmark tree, a mature Monkey Puzzle in a garden at Bernard Avenue, and it was felled in June. ...

28 May, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

Children’s Art Competition: Over 170 entries have been received from primary and preschool children between the age of two and eleven years of age. Many thanks to all the teachers who helped make this possible! Children used their imaginations and drew or painted pictures of trees, and wildlife. Some entries are very interesting and creative. ...

30 April, 2017

Wildlife Support and Conservation

The Villager

Last month I wrote about Bat species, but at that time we had no pictures. Thanks to Fabio Perselli at Friars Oak, Medstead, we have a lovely picture of a Common Pipistrelle Bat discovered in the loft. ...

19 February, 2017

Wildlife

The Villager

Rainfall, 1990 – 2016: We are aware that Four Marks and South Medstead are one of the highest points in NE Hampshire, and rain clouds ‘dump’ heavy rain on our villages, so it often appears similar to a monsoon! If you would like to check the statistics, i.e. the wettest and driest months, yearly and monthly averages, take a moment to look at the link under ‘Rainfall’ on the website. Emil Whittle, based in Brislands Lane, has recorded rainfall in the village since 1990 and it makes interesting reading. He also spoke to 70 school children on our wildlife, ‘Walk and Talk’, to explain why we experience such heavy rainfall. ...

24 January, 2017

Wildlife Support & Conservation

The Villager

Ceramics and Art Exhibition: Rachel Hudson, a local wildlife artist, and I, exhibited our art and ceramics in Blackberry Lane, in late December. Unfortunately it was arranged at very short notice as November was an extremely busy month, so very little time to promote the event or distribute flyers, but attendance was good and we raised seventy pounds which will be used to help cover costs. We are presently self-funded, so many thanks to residents who came along and to several people who made a donation! ...

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