Posts made in October, 2012

Hazel Dormouse – how to plant and create habitat for Hazel Dormice

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Ecology, Landscape | 0 comments

Hazel dormouse – How to protect and plant new food sources for the Hazel dormouse. Hazel dormice are one of the most elusive of mammals. Dormice are also very sensitive to cold weather and so the recent cold winters will have probably taken their toll. Last year the very mild weather up to Xmas, followed by severe cold will have meant that any young would have perished through lack of food sources. So how can we try to plant and protect habitats belonging to hazel dormice? Habitats favoured; In the old days, they were most often spotted by coppice workers in hazel coppice; hence “Hazel...

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How to look after Common spotted orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Ecology, Landscape | 1 comment

How to look after Common spotted orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii

How to look after Common spotted orchid Dactylorhiza fuchsii ), Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera) and Pyramidal Orchid (Anacamptis Pyramidalis); Here’s how to manage your meadow or woodlands so that orchids thrive and spread, safeguarding them for future generations to enjoy! Here’s also how to create a wildflower meadow and how to create more suitable conditions for Bee orchids, Pyramidal orchids and Common spotted orchids now, creating the conditions they require.. When and where are these orchids found? Now is a great time to view orchids like Common spotted (Dactylorhiza fuchsii ),...

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