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October 11, 2019

Did you know that we have a newt reserve in Bracknell?  Bracknell Forest Council maintains a set of former clay pits in Whitegrove.  This site is another of Bracknell’s hidden gems with benches and an impressively large sculpture of a newt.  As Binfield and Warfield we...

September 18, 2019

As the nights are drawing in and Halloween is approaching it feels fitting to write about owls.  We are fortunate in Binfield to have three species of owls making the parish their home: tawny owls; little owls; and barn owls (pictured above).  

Tawny owls are the c...

September 2, 2019

Saturday 21st September is World Clean-up Day.  More information on this global event can be found here – https://www.worldcleanupday.org/about/

Binfield Parish Council and Binfield Environment Group will be marking World Clean-up Day by running a community litter-...

August 14, 2019

July and August are usually quiet months in nature conservation but there seems to be a lot going on around Binfield:

- Thanks to everyone who has been surveying Wicks Green, Blue Mountain and Foxley Fields.  We are getting a better understanding of the breadth of flora...

July 20, 2019

Butterflies, and particularly painted ladies, have been in the news this week.  Here are some of the simple activities that we can all take part in this summer which contribute to conservation science.  The Every Flower Counts survey is particularly simple and quite a...

July 7, 2019

Now summer is here, I want you to get out and enjoy the flowers.  There are summer flowers a-plenty in and around our parish, and the bees and butterflies are making the most of them.  The insects are spoilt for choice as we have new flower meadows in Blue Mountain and...

June 24, 2019

Despite the threat of showers, we had a record turn-out for our latest biodiversity survey at the Blue Mountain park on Saturday 15th June.  We found 27 species of birds, 24 species of plants, 8 species of butterflies and moths, 6 species of bees, and two species of da...

June 7, 2019

This year's incredibly successful Binfield 10K event saw a small but hopefully significant change.  All of the water stations handed out 100% recycleable paper cups rather than the plastic bottles and cups used in previous years.  This was one part of our attempt to re...

June 5, 2019

Earlier this week this gorgeous creature visited our garden.  This is a male stag beetle and he has only a couple of months to find a mate, surviving mostly on the fat reserves that he built up while a larvae.  Stag beetle larvae live underground for between three and...

April 26, 2019

As I write this I am eagerly awaiting the return of one of my favourite summer visitors, and another Bracknell Forest Council Biodiversity Action Plan species, the swift.  We do see, and hear, these magnificent creatures in the skies above Binfield, but it is a rare tr...

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