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NEWS: choking weed / council surgeries / Colours memories? / solar farm latest / kiosk question

News-in-brief  from Draycott-In-The-Moors in late October 2015
News of…:  solar farm application withdrawn / do you have memories of Blythe Colours? / the balsam weed choking the river / parish councillor to hold discussion sessions  … 849 more words

Draycott In The Moors Parish Council

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre adopt a section of the River Soar

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre have been active in looking after the River Soar in the Belgrave & Birstall areas for several years now, running their monthly canoe-based litter picks right throughout the year. 124 more words


23rd September 2015

The Himalayan Balsam, a relative of the harmless Busy Lizzie, and the fastest growing annual in the UK, achieving up to 2.5 metres in a single season, is causing increasing problems for the ecological balance of our… 157 more words

Urban Wildlife

Shivering September

Welcome to autumn- the 1st of September marks the “official” start of autumn. And you’d think the weather knew it too, with a shift to rain and cool northerly winds. 715 more words

Muir Of Dinnet NNR

Himalayan Balsam by the River Leven

I’ve never noticed these flowers before; the footpath by the river being normally a winter exit from the village for me. They go by a variety of names: Policeman’s Helmet, Gnome’s Hatstand and Kiss-me-on-the-mountain to name three. 159 more words

Great Ayton

Bank robbery

The season is drawing to an end and we need to prepare our bees for over-wintering. Our colony is too small to make it through currently; there are not enough bees to prepare cells for the Queen to lay into and not enough nurse bees to look after the eggs and larvae. 550 more words

Thebuzzshelter Armathwaite