Monthly Archives: March 2015

Life In The Slow Lane

One of the few reptiles resident at the Love Lane site is the Slow Worm (Anguis fragilis).  Prey to domestic cats, badgers and hedgehogs, they enjoy ‘Protected Status’ in the UK, and under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it … Continue reading

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Oh No, Knot You Again…

The Sun is shining, the birds are twittering, someone’s weaving, someone’s whittling…  and guess who shows up?  Why, it’s our old friend Fallopia japonica, commonly known as Japanese knotweed.                    Left: No place to … Continue reading

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More Signs of Spring

Lots of signs of life down at Love Lane, after what apparently was ‘the warmest winter on record‘… Campion coming through (above) and the beginnings of an Elder flower (below)… The Blackthorn blossom already getting past it’s prime in some … Continue reading

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What’s Happened to the Willow at Love Lane?

Visitors to the Love Lane site may have noticed that the main willow patch has recently had a severe haircut… It’s a technique sometimes referred to as ‘Copparding’ – a mixture of ‘Coppicing’ (where we’d cut at or near to … Continue reading

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PEN Annual General Meeting 2015

A reminder that the PEN AGM is due to be held on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 7.30pm, in the Dolphin, Quay Street, Penzance. See you there!

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Spring arrives at Love Lane!

Everything’s slowly waking up down at Love Lane – it must be all the sunshine – a couple of daffodils are blooming, flecks of white blossom on some of the blackthorn and green buds everywhere you look. Celandine (below) is … Continue reading

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