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 ...

Which Mushrooms to Avoid: The Inglorious Seven

Knowing what’s definitely edible is good, but knowing what will probably kill you is better. Here’s a few ...

Beekeeping in August

Beekeeping in August sees the apiarist’s activities step up a gear.  Now is the time to and extract and bottle the ...

Lyme Disease: Be Tick-Aware

Ticks are very small creatures that can sometimes pass Lyme Disease on to humans, dogs and, to a lesser extent, cats. ...

Beekeeping in July: Honey production

Beekeeping in July.  On a warm summer’s day there is nothing more relaxing than sitting and watching the bees ...

Beekeeping in June: The First Honey Harvest

Beekeeping in June is one of the most enjoyable times of the beekeeping calendar as the bees are at their busiest. In ...

Beekeeping in May

Beekeeping in May is a serious business.  The hives that have made it through the winter are now growing a pace and ...