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April 23, 2019

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Wicks Green on Easter Saturday. 

We discovered that there was a greater variety of plants in the park than we thought.  We saw spring butterflies, nesting birds, the first signs of yellow rattle in our wildflower meadow and learnt abo...

March 11, 2019

This post shares some, hopefully interesting, facts about the nature in our village.

Binfield has at least 170 veteran trees.  These are trees that are of interest biologically, culturally or aesthetically because of their age, size or condition.  In addition to ancient...

February 26, 2019

This amazing bird is a nightjar, whose folk-names include fern-owl, goat-sucker and dew-fall hawk.  This scarce summer migrant hunts for moths, and other insects, at dawn and dusk and sleeps during the day hidden by its incredible camouflage.  The males attract mates a...

February 11, 2019

On Saturday I bumped into the lovely people from Hedge and Woodland Conservationists (HAWC) who were laying a hedgerow at Larks Hill.  If you are interested in learning the arts of hedge-laying and coppicing, then HAWC run regular events in our area throughout the wint...

February 2, 2019

This is the second of a series of articles on the species mentioned in that plan that make Binfield their home.  This species is definitely in the parish, but is quite hard to find – the noctule bat.

We are lucky in Binfield to be batty.  Some of us see bats in our gard...

November 9, 2018

In my last post, I wrote about the Bracknell Forest Biodiversity Action Plan.  This is the first of a series of posts on the species mentioned in that plan that make Binfield their home.  One of the cutest of these creatures is the hedgehog.  The UK’s only spiny mammal...

September 20, 2018

Most Binfield residents know how lucky they are to live in Binfield and to enjoy its open green spaces and the nature that make the parish its home.  Binfield residents are also lucky to live in Bracknell Forest.  Bracknell Forest Council have created one of the most c...

July 11, 2018

On Sunday 1st July, Jane and I joined a walk led by Mike Taylor from Natural England exploring some of the green-spaces that form part of The Cut Corridor.  Mike Taylor is part of the Thames Basin Heath Partnership (https://www.tbhpartnership.org.uk/).  This is a group...

June 25, 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined the BEG team for a walk on Saturday 16th June and everyone who visited our table in Silver Jubilee Field. 

Some of the favourite Binfield paths nominated by our visitors were Wicks Green Lane, Mosses Path, and the Hill Farm Circuit.  We als...

June 3, 2018

We are lucky to live in a village where we can enjoy interesting and varied walks in all directions taking the walker to bluebell woods, viewpoints, and fords. Footpaths in the parish include everything from short stretches through areas of woodland hidden in housing o...

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