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by Neil Hulme
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 29
Views: 1489

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Hi all, and thanks for that comment, Pete. :D Firstly, congratulations to all the winners and runners-up. I particularly like John’s Small Blue with water droplet, but there were many other great images that didn’t quite make the final cut. I think cameras are so clever these days that the playing f...
by Neil Hulme
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Fritillaries for the Future – Project Update: Restructuring Rowland Wood A key aspect of the Fritillaries for the Future project has been guiding the management of the BC reserves in Sussex, with the aim of creating and maintaining suitable habitat for the re-introduced population of Small Pearl-bo...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Church Copse Many thanks to BC Sussex stalwart Paul Day (who I believe was working at Heyshott Escarpment yesterday) for his help cutting Hazel coppice at Church Copse, Clapham today (30 November). We were working alongside the regular cutters, led by national park ranger Bekah. I'll be back here o...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Thanks, David.
"Love the dormouse by the way...surely one of Britain's most adorable creatures?"
Yes, along with Michaela Strachan. :D
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

More Rowland Rumblings Yesterday (28 November), the fabulous Brighton Conservation Volunteers returned to help with restructuring work in Rowland Wood, with BC volunteers Trevor Rapley and Dave Cook swelling our numbers. This was the second of four BCV visits planned for winter 17/18 and their cont...
by Neil Hulme
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Sleepyhead On Saturday (25 November) I paid a brief visit to Rewell Wood, to look at recent habitat work for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary, and to see the Hawfinches which are overwintering here in exceptionally high numbers. Despite the earlier frost, I, like many others, continue to encounter sig...
by Neil Hulme
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Thanks, David. I'll provide another update at the end of this week, as the contractor will have finished and another volunteer work party will have taken place.

Thanks, Jack. No, but I'll wear it in the bath, and if ever stopped for speeding.

BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Sightings
Topic: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018
Replies: 33
Views: 852

Re: Red Admiral overwintering 2017-2018

Hi Vince/all I find this thread absolutely fascinating; the real-time monitoring of a species' behaviour, as it continues to undergo a fundamental change since the end of the last century. The Red Admiral is clearly determined to be a 'winner', and is a very welcome addition to the truly British fau...
by Neil Hulme
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Reshaping Rowland Many thanks to Trevor Rapley and Doug Neve for helping out at Rowland Wood yesterday (22 November). In addition to dragging and burning-up brash, their presence meant that I could set to work with the chainsaw. We worked on a particularly damp and environmentally sensitive ride (w...
by Neil Hulme
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

... And Even More Coppicing Today (21 November), and yesterday, I joined Chris Letchford of the National Coppice Federation http://www.ncfed.org.uk Sussex and Surrey Group http://www.coppicegroup.wordpress.com and our industrious helper, James, in cutting the second Hazel coppice coupe in a new cyc...
by Neil Hulme
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: Highways England A27 Arundel Bypass Consultation

Hi Jack Using both your and Highways England's own figures: Looking at Option 3, this is estimated to save 4-8 minutes travel time, at peak travel time, in 2041. If we take the average, at 6 minutes, this would seem to save £1.2 million in 'productivity' each year. The estimated construction cost of...
by Neil Hulme
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Coppicing Continues Thanks, as always, to the trusty South Downs National Park Authority staff and Volunteer Ranger Service, and BC volunteer Paul Day, for their efforts at recent work parties. On Thursday (16 November) a group of nine continued coppicing Hazel at Church Copse (Clapham), to create ...
by Neil Hulme
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

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Cowdray Estate Huge thanks to South Downs National Park Authority staff and the Volunteer Ranger Service for their help improving and expanding Pearl-bordered Fritillary habitat on the Cowdray Estate yesterday (14 November). Bracken was brushcut, chestnut was coppiced, lying brash was lifted and bur...
by Neil Hulme
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Hi David
I'd love to spill the beans, but until all consents and permissions are obtained, it remains a plan. Fingers crossed!
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Timber! Many thanks to everyone who came along to the BC reserves in Sussex today (12 November), to help continue the major restructuring work. Two of us brushcut a large area of Bracken on Park Corner Heath, while the rest of the team beavered away cutting new SPBF habitat in Rowland Wood. Volunte...
by Neil Hulme
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Outstanding Volunteers Although I couldn't make it to the BC national AGM this year, I was delighted that BC Sussex volunteers Theresa Turner and Gary Norman (UKB's Gary.N) picked up Outstanding Volunteer Awards, along with other worthy recipients. They have played a vital role in my Fritillaries f...
by Neil Hulme
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Personal Diaries
Topic: Neil Hulme
Replies: 2823
Views: 195670

Re: Neil Hulme

Hi David
If all goes well, I'll be making an announcement during the Pearl-bordered Fritillary flight season.
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Happy Birthday Pete
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: Happy Birthday Pete

... and a Happy Birthday from me.
BWs, Neil
by Neil Hulme
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Amusing old PE photo
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Amusing old PE photo

Hi Jack. Don't worry about Knepp access - you'll be fine. I have the option of driving you around in there, so no long walks and no hills. Plans nearer the time. Hi David. Almost! That looks like my first ever camera; the Lumix FZ7 (RIP 2007- 2009). A couple of months later I bought my second; the F...

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