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April 2011

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Elephant trap made safe

Elephant trap made safe

Well, we got a few. Thank goodness that we built a wee fence around the end of the drain. As a side effect it caught this bunch of desperados on the wrong side of it in the pit. Hopefully this makes the drain a bit safer to the late night campers camped next to it. [...]

A grand day out

A brilliant day walking through Axehead, Bigwood and Easterpark with our Ethnobotanist, Ian Edwards. All that and with his hand in plaster. You’ll never go hungry as we found out what to do with rosebay willow herb (an asparagus substitute), blackthorn’s flowers with a flavour of almonds and sloes in the autumn. Elm leaves, seeds, bark and wood. [...]

Spring is sprung

Spring is sprung

The cherries at Gullet are out in flower and the leaves bursting out. Its nice at this time of year to see the different trees coming into leaf at different times. As usual the ash is last. Its also one of the first to drop its leaves in autumn. Two frosts and the lot seem [...]