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(H)edging upwards

by Rod Kebble In November 2007, the conservation volunteers began planting a hedge along the north and west sides of Reeds Left Field. The soil is sandy and along the north side the hedge plants compete for water with a line of trees that also act as umbrellas, stopping the plants from receiving rainwater. The […]

CRT says farmland birds
paying the price of protecting predators

by Rod Kebble Last Sunday (13th April 2014), the BBC’s Countryfile programme addressed, among other things, the decline in the number of the UK’s farmland birds. Presenter Tom Heap began his report with a look at last February’s Big Farmland Bird Count, which was organised by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. The results of […]