A glorious day on 26 May raised hopes of seeing a few different species of butterfly at Stithians Lake. A walk down the west side of the lake organised by Cornwall Butterfly Conservation and South West Lakes Trust, however, only yielded five Green-veined Whites. Two other species got away before they could be positively identified - the warm weather means they are flying fast, and they also had a canny knack of escaping over the thickest bramble patches! - Read more aboutStithians Lake Butterfly Walk - Sun 26 May 2013 >
This time of year normally brings about an influx of life in to our natural environment as spring erupts transforming our countryside in to a picture of colour and life. Although spring has come late this year, nature is now making-up for lost time as leaves come out on trees, butterflies dance across the bright growing grasslands, birds industriously search for nesting material and certain animals come out of hibernation and prepare for the important tasks of feeding and procreation. - Read more aboutAdders are starting to wake at Stithians Lake - Wed 22 May 2013 >
A Mid-May event day in Cornwall - surely the sun was shining?....
Not quite. In torrential rain and howling wind, Siblyback Lake near Liskeard hosted the launch of the "Alien Invader" Project with Caradon Hill Area Heritage Project. The planned practical "hands-on" experience of removing invasive weeds was abandoned due to the weather, but a good turn out of Environmental organisations such as South West Lakes Trust, Cornwall Council, The Environment Agency, and Westcountry Rivers Trust were accompanied by local landowners and members of the public to find out more about the project aimed at raising awareness on the invasive weed, Himalayan Balsam. - Read more aboutAlien Invaders at Siblyback Lake - Tue 14 May 2013 >
A new partnership has been established between Bude Bikes and South West Lakes Trust at Tamar Outdoor + Active Centre, Kilkhampton. Cycle hire is now available at this scenic lakeside location providing both adults and children with the opportunity to ride around the lake on the 2.8 mile long cycle path. - Read more aboutBike hire now available at Tamar - Fri 10 May 2013 >
The clay trails are a fantastic way to explore the heart of Cornwall’s Clay Country and are accessible to walkers cyclists and horses alike. Now you can even take a break as you enjoy the trails on horseback, by utilising a new feature along the way, in the form of a newly installed horse tie up area at Wheal Martyn Museum. - Read more aboutWheal Martyn welcomes horses, exploring the Clay Trails! - Fri 3 May 2013 >