Showing posts from April, 2016

NIA proposals for Highbury Meadows


Rea Valley images


The Uffculme Yew

This tree will go down as a big loss to the natural world

The Ancient Yew Group have provided the following information -

"Hello Alf
Thanks for the measurement and photos. My colleague Toby Hindson says "6.6
metres at ground, with much convolution and fragmentation in the horizontal
section, as well as obvious signs of previous felling and subsequent is safe and fair to say that the yew is estimated
at 700-850 years old rather than the 500 previously given."
Hope this is useful."

Rather oddly a Mallard has decided this to be a good nest site - Mallards do odd things sometimes

Ode To A River by Harry Reeves

This publication was updated in 2009. Harry follows the river from its source at Wasley Hills to its confluence with the Tame at Spaghetti Junction.

The booklet is full of gems and provides snippets of information about the water course from past and present - many details remain current even in 2016.
The River Rea in spate March 2016