Plastic is a versatile material, and for some uses there is no alternative. However, it is so durable that when it ...

Nature Notes

On Greenham Common, the heat shimmers off the heathland, blurring the horizon, and the cows gather to stand in the ...

Beekeeping in June

Beekeeping in June has been decidedly warm over the past week.  I’m not complaining about the lovely weather but a ...

10 Ways to Make Your Garden Safe for Hedgehogs

Gill from Hedgehog Bottom charity in Thatcham shares her important tips on keeping your garden safe for hedgehogs who ...

Beekeeping in May

Beekeeping in May By mid-May the fields of yellow oil seed rape have just about finished flowering.  This means it ...

Beekeeping in April

Beekeeping in April By the time April arrives beekeepers can carry out their first hive inspections of the year, ...

Local Bluebell Woods

The highlight of English spring – bluebells! We are lucky to have several local woods that boast carpets of ...

Bird Feeding Tips for Cat Owners

Cat lovers – are you worried about feeding birds? Being hunters, it is only natural that cats will catch and ...

Pipeline to protect River Kennet due to open 31 March

A new pipeline to supply water to south Swindon from Farmoor Reservoir will open at the end of this month.  Thames ...

Wildlife Tips for Dog Walkers

We are lucky to have rare wildlife species in our area and we need to help protect them. Ground nesting birds are ...