Devon hedge photo competition – winners announced




Phil Hemsley from Totnes has won the Devon Hedge Group photo competition for 2011 with his picture ‘The Cauldron’  looking over the Wytchcombe & … [Read more...]




Bramble crop concerns scientists




Known by some as the bramble and to others as the blackberry, the small dark fruit found in hedgerows is becoming an essential tool in the recording … [Read more...]




Snowdrop, crocus and daffodil – signs of spring




Following the dark nights and the freezing conditions of the UK winter, the first signs of spring are starting to appear in our hedgerows and … [Read more...]




Gorse smells of coconut




The ever present bright yellow flowers of Gorse may seem fairly insignificant but the smell can whisk you away to a tropical paradise. Gorse ( … [Read more...]




The Great Nut Hunt




The third Great Nut Hunt, recording Dormice in the British Isles, is to be launched by The People's Trust for Endangered Species and Natural … [Read more...]




Podcast: Hedgerow fruit




English hedgerows are bursting with summer fruits and seasonal apples. Within 100m we found rosehips, apples and  brambles. All can easily … [Read more...]




A Rare White Violet




From late February to May in shade at the edges of woodland or in hedgerows we can find clumps of sweet violet (viola odorata). … [Read more...]




Bumble Bees Need You!




With spring in the air, it will soon be time for the queen Bumble Bees to emerge from hibernation. … [Read more...]




Buglife




  The Scarlet malachite beetle Malachius aeneus, a beautiful red and green insect found on just eight sites in the UK, emerges from its winter … [Read more...]