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by Neil Hulme
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:57 pm
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Fritillaries For The Future – Project Update: Restructuring Rewell Wood The Norfolk Estate at Arundel has long been an enthusiastic supporter of wildlife conservation, doing great things for butterflies, moths, farmland birds and raptors. Unsurprisingly, this support has extended to the co-ordinati...
by Neil Hulme
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:25 pm
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Kithurst (a.k.a.) Springhead Hill Yesterday (20 February) I joined Simon Mockford of the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA), to perform the last habitat works of the winter at Kithurst Hill. We cut regrowth in the large scallop created by felling some tall roadside trees in February 2016, ...
by Neil Hulme
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:21 pm
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Hi David. We're hoping to attract some dangerous animals - Duke of Burgundy. The Dexter cattle would best be described as 'charismatic and feisty', but being so small they pose no real threat. There have been a few complaints from dog walkers, but if you don't keep your animal on a lead as requested...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:15 pm
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Steyning Downland Scheme On Tuesday (6 February) I spent the day felling trees with volunteers from the Steyning Downland Scheme (SDS) http://steyningdownland.org/ and South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) rangers. By doing so, we cleared the vista from the Victorian Viewpoint and removed the...
by Neil Hulme
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:08 pm
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Tidying Up For Pearls Many thanks to the small but very hardy group of South Downs Volunteer Rangers, led by SDNPA Ranger Bekah, and BC stalwart Paul Day, for their work clearing brash from recently created open spaces in Charlton Forest on Sunday (4 February). I suspect that this area will become ...
by Neil Hulme
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:03 pm
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Hi Jack. PBF will happily use woodland edge habitat, as long as it comprises those essential ingredients of bare ground, wood/leaf/bracken litter and violets. Perhaps unsurprising, given that it's an open habitat species in some parts of the country. Thanks, David. Yes, they don't make them like Reg...
by Neil Hulme
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:15 pm
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Obituary: Major Reginald Allan Chenevix Trench 1.9.20 – 25.1.18 Although greatly saddened by the news that Major Reg Trench passed away peacefully on 25 January, this is surpassed by the gratitude and honour I feel at having known him for many years. Reg was, quite simply, a remarkable man. Despite...
by Neil Hulme
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:22 am
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Coppicing At Clapham Again Many thanks to SDNPA Rangers Bekah and Chloe, local volunteers Barry, Robin, Derek, Tony and Alan, and Nigel and Paul of BC Sussex, for another productive day (1 February) coppicing Hazel at Church Copse, Clapham. The second coppice coupe of the winter is producing excell...
by Neil Hulme
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:16 am
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Thanks, David. Everything that could possibly be done has now been done, so the wait begins.
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:53 pm
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Brighton Conservation Volunteers The Brighton Conservation Volunteers visited our reserves again on Tuesday 30 January and set to work with their trademark enthusiasm and efficiency. A large area below the Rowland Wood dam was cleared of its dense Bracken blanket and wood left lying around after ea...
by Neil Hulme
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:24 am
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Thanks, Matsukaze. I think the short answer is 'yes', although I couldn't tell you which species, as I try to resist being sucked in by 'the dark side'. I would guess that more species of moth are associated with Hazel coppice than with Sweet Chestnut, but these snippets lifted directly from a BC fa...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:14 pm
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Clapham Coppicers A group of eleven, comprising SDNPA Ranger Bekah, the regular coppice group, and BC Sussex volunteers Helen and Paul, made great progress cutting the second Hazel coupe of the winter at Clapham Wood today (18 January). The next work party will start here at 10 am on Thursday 1st F...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:12 pm
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Hi Jack. I haven't had the pleasure, but his head forester is as good as they come.
Thanks, David. I'm hoping that we've saved a very small and ailing PBF colony here, just in the nick of time.
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:16 pm
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Cutting For Pearls - Cowdray Estate Many thanks to the South Downs Volunteer Ranger Service for their work helping to create and maintain habitat for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary on the Cowdray Estate today (16 January). Ten of us coppiced an area of Sweet Chestnut and cleared conifer brash from t...
by Neil Hulme
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:13 pm
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Thanks, all. The cute Minnie lookalike is Max. He usually gets half the crab-sticks in my packed lunch.
At the risk of doing a 'Michael Fish', what storms? We're due for nothing harsher than a stiff breeze in balmy Sussex.
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:44 pm
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Working In Pete's Wood Many thanks to South Downs Volunteer Rangers Jo, Clare, Sathiampama, Natasha and Eugenia for helping out today (14 January) at 'Pete's Wood' near Small Dole. Three of us worked with brushcutters to cut bramble and scrub from several small clearings, including two areas that h...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:19 pm
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Clapham Coppice Coupe Completed Today (4th January) we finished cutting the first of two Hazel coppice coupes in a wood at Clapham, near Worthing. Many thanks to today's team of Bekah and Chloe (SDNPA rangers), Helen, Ellie and Paul (BC) and Boaz (local hero). FFTF Church Copse 4.1.18.jpg FFTF Chur...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:15 pm
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Thanks, both.
Now I didn't say that I couldn't draw or paint, Jack, just nowhere near as good as my brother. But I don't think that the ability to increase/decrease the exposure setting maketh a photographic technician.
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:37 pm
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Happy New Year, Wurzel. My brother looks in on my diary, so I'm sure he'll appreciate your comment.
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:12 pm
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Wildlife Art Although not related to butterflies, anyone with an interest in the natural world may find this of interest. My older brother, Mark, who lives in Antwerp, is a wildlife and landscape artist. He has illustrated a number of bird books and been responsible for producing a wide range of in...

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