Saturday Spring Clean Today

A huge thank-you and Congratulations to all who took part in the Spring Clean today, that was amazing, the difference that a good team of people can make in such a short time! Once again, many thanks also to Joe Stuart, NBC Park Ranger for Bradlaugh Fields and today too, his colleague Jason Toyne for […]

Today’s Task: Cutting back Blackthorn

As the cows look on we tackle the spiny blackthorn suckers that invade the meadow from a small thicket. If not stopped by grazing, mowing or cutting, these thorny bushes would take over before long! In the past, traditional farming management meant that they were always kept at bay because of grazing by sizeable flocks […]

Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #3 Coltsfoot

Cheery golden yellow daisy-like flowers that appear, like blackthorn, before the leaves, coltsfoot often grows in damp places and has long been used as a cough remedy. Other broadleaved plants in the picture are the early leaves of great willowherb, meadow vetchling and creeping cinquefoil.

Today’s Task: Fence-mending

Today we needed to replace some fence-posts that had gotten wobbly, as well as a few that, sadly, have been vandalised by being deliberately cut. If you see anyone doing any damage like this please take note of their appearance and report it, as it wastes scarce time and resources that are much-needed for improving […]

Wildlife Trust Conservation Work-days at Bradlaugh Fields

This week the Wildlife Trust will be working at Bradlaugh Fields doing vital conservation tasks. The team will be there on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th and everyone is welcome to come along and pitch in from around 10am, it’s always great fun! More details are available on the WT leaflet (PDF here). Please ring […]

All Sett

Yesterday I was fortunate to be able to accompany Peter and Vera Edwards, sett recorders for the North Northants Badger Group and Bradlaugh Fields Park Ranger Joe Stuart on a visit to some local inhabitants. There‚Äôs certainly a lot to learn about these appealing animals. European Badgers are very clean and will even air their […]