• Councils cut back more than just their finances

    Councils cut back more than just their finances
    With the end of the financial year looming, local authorities are using remaining funds to do the annual tidy up of local public areas. If birds are nesting in vegetation that causes an immediate road/rail safety hazard, the highways agency or network rail can legally over-ride the legal protection of nests under the WCA 1981/85. However, this does not mean that whole areas…

    • 18 Feb 2010
  • Winter into spring...or is it?

    Late February is a great time of year to get out and about into the countryside, or garden, and take notice of the big changes occurring. Bulbs are bursting into life, frogs are starting to stir, some ponds already have frogspawn, and birds are definitely distracted by the urge to breed. However it is quite likely that we will be seeing more of the cold weather before spring is properly here.

    Many of our winter visitors…

    • 15 Feb 2010