Monthly Archives: March 2015
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
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
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
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
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!