Binfield, Berkshire


January 18, 2020

Thank you to everyone that joined Binfield Environment Group today either at a very muddy Wicks Green or in our drop-in session in the parish office, and thanks to the lovely people at Foxes’ Den and Binfield Parish Office for all their support.

We hung 15 bat and bird...

January 11, 2020

Last week, we attended a meeting at Bracknell Forest Council about the borough-wide green infrastructure plan.  The plan, and meetings like this, will help various groups work together to ensure that changes across the borough benefit nature. 

The underlying concep...

January 11, 2020

Bracknell Forest Council are promoting 2020 as The Year of the Garden, and they are keen to encourage us to do more for nature within gardens, including green space associated with schools and places of worship.

During 2020 we will write a series of posts to give you id...

December 14, 2019

I thought I'd illustrate this post with a nice picture of a Wicks Green robin, but this bird does not look happy about having its picture taken!

Binfield Environment Group exists to encourage the local community to take pride in their environment by involving groups, in...

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 –

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...

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