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Why do leaves change colour in wet areas so early?

Perhaps you have noticed that trees near the water or in a swampy area change colours very early, often in mid August and early September:  542 more words

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Visiting the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

A couple of weeks ago we visited the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

Within its over 320 acres there’s plenty to see and experience. We managed just a part. 146 more words


Interested in trees - come along to the inaugural meeting of Surrey Heath Tree Wardens

Two Camberley residents, Trefor Hogg and Jerry Brownlee, are instigating a tree warden scheme for Surrey Heath, in conjunction the the Borough Council’s Arboricultural Officer. 182 more words

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Ranger's notes for autumn on Brentmoor Heath and Folly Bog

Two things to report from my walk in our local heathland this week.

The Surrey Wildlife Trust Ranger for Brentmoor Heath and Folly Bog has provided notes on autumn in the heathland, in which it states that Belted Galloway Cattle have returned to munch invasive plants. 29 more words

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Solar Eclipse ties to the weather

Unless you have been living under a rock, you knew about the solar eclipse that happened today.  Along with the cool glasses and homemade boxes used to view the eclipse, another cool experiment was underway, and one tied to the weather. 353 more words

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Snow Dogs (Disney) - 2002

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Happy go lucky Ted Brooks has it all: a thriving dentistry business, money, a doting mother, and Miami sunshine. 660 more words


Does a bumper crop of acorns presage a hard winter?

I ask the question because I passed by an oak tree groaning with acorns. I’ll be pleased to know what you think. Here’s my photo of the tree in question,

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