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The Heartwood Hen Harrier!

Following on from the last blog post, these photos of the hen harrier were taken at Heartwood Forest by Tim Hill on the 30th December 2014. 28 more words


Winter Birds of Prey at Heartwood Forest

Heartwood Forest continues to prove itself as a prime wildlife location in Hertfordshire.  Testimony to this is the arrival of a juvenile hen harrier that has spent the last month at the site.  424 more words


Grafham Water walk

A good way to spend a sunny winter day: walking around Grafham Water.

Just off the A1, near Huntingdon, this manmade reservoir is owned by Anglian Water and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. 453 more words

Winter Walks

Heartwood Forest Work Parties

Do you have a few hours to spare? Would you like to get more involved at Heartwood Forest? There are regular work party sessions at Heartwood throughout the year, carrying out all sorts of tasks. 149 more words


Why all PhD students should do a policy placement

I recently did a three month placement at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) and thoroughly enjoyed myself. But when I talk to other students, many seem somewhat disinterested in the idea of spending three months working in science policy. 851 more words


Ancient Woodland Indicator species Mark 2

I was not happy with the list of species which indicate ancient woodland that I published a couple of weeks ago. There seemed to me to be some species missing which are always quoted as indicators of ancient woodland also it included quite a lot of bryophytes which most people find difficult to identify. 582 more words

Ninewells Wood

Wood fired stoves are causing a surge in air pollution in British cities at weekends

This was the assertion in a recent Sunday Times article by Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor. If this is the case then should The Department of Energy and Climate Change and organisations such as KWES be promoting wood as a “clean green” fuel to replace gas or coal for home heating? 293 more words

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