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Loving our Lakes, We Will Be Single Use Plastic Free Over The Counter By 2020

Following the recent coverage of the ReFill initiative, and the importance of everyone cutting their single-use-plastic consumption, South West Lakes (SWL) has decided to take action at its Lakeside Café, Roadford Lake by boldly stating its aim to be ‘single-use plastic free over its counter by 2020’. Joining Lakeside in this challenge will be the…

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Waggy Walk and Talk at Wimbleball

On Sunday 8 April join South West Lakes Trust and Dogs Trust for a guided ‘Waggy Walk and Talk’ around part of Wimbleball Lake – something for you (and your canine companions, if you have one) to enjoy. The walk, which costs only £4.00 per person (free to under 16’s) will start at 10.00am from…

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Ash Tree

The ash tree, Fraxineus excelsior, is one of Britain’s most graceful species of large tree, and can be recognised in Winter by its slender upright shape and domed canopy. As well as being a beautiful tree in its own right, it’s open, airy canopy and early leaf fall provide ideal conditions for wildflowers and butterflies in…

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The Common Marbled Carpet

This week’s moth, the common marbled carpet, Dysstroma truncata is one you’re quite likely to come across if you ever set up a moth trap, but it is something of a tricky customer to identify! It can take on quite a wide range of colours and patterns, as you can see here: https://www.ukmoths.org.uk/species/dysstroma-truncata/adult-5/ The one pictured…

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Spring is Coming!

Other than the occasional out-of-season bloom, it’s been a long time since I last saw a bank of wildflowers. I always look forward to the spring, and although we’ve still got a little while to go yet these beautiful snowdrops reminded me it’s just around the corner! Snowdrops are immediately recognisable by their drooping bell…

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