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Hammond lower pond, a tourist hot spot in the making

Yes, yes, Hammond lower pond in Lightwater Country Park is already a popular place for families and children to get close to ducks and geese. Though there hasn’t been the ability to walk round it in comfort. 135 more words

Surrey Heath

It only needed

another storm to take this tree down. It was leaning dangerously over the footpath coming from the t-junction to Stafylos into the town.The guys from the municipality came and cut the enormous upper branches. 20 more words

Environment/ Nature

The Giant Tortoise of Velanio


While most locals were either voting or enjoying the post electoral sun in cafes and tavernas along the paralia, we decided to check on a story we had heard. 246 more words

Environment/ Nature

As if it's January 15th all over again


The unruly mob outside the SkopelosNews Tower offered us an ultimatum, either post the monthly oat report or face the horrible consequences. Naturally the troika imagined three different scenarios of what “horrible consequences” meant and we decided, on a vote of 2-1 (“horrible consequences” actually sounded good to one of us), to publish the story which had been burbling in the bowels of the SkopelosNews production center. 42 more words

Environment/ Nature

Explore our local countryside through Ranger-led guided walks

The Arts and Leisure team at Surrey Heath Borough Council have a series of short countryside walks in all parts in and around the borough. 233 more words

Surrey Heath

The results of our RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Yesterday between 11.25am and 12.25pm we recorded the bird visitors to our garden for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend. The results, in order of number of visits; 66 more words

Environment & Nature

Plum Festival?


Volos newspaper Taxydromos reports that a “World Congress” on the plum will happen in Skopelos 19-23 August with the participation of many distinguished scientists. According to the newspaper, already representatives from 80 universities have signed on to send delegates to the conference. 85 more words

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