Category Archives: nature

Harvesting the skies for nature

by Adrian Thomas of the RSPB Sometimes in making a garden better for wildlife, you have to challenge yourself, and for me that comes whenever the DIY toolkit is called for. After all, I’m the kind of person who gets confused … Continue reading

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Cool tips for summer pets

Apply sun block to pets with short white fur, particularly on ears and the tops of noses as they are the most prone to sunburn. Use a product suitable for babies. Ensure your pets – cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs … Continue reading

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Create a wildlife sun-bed in your garden

Create a warm and safe hotspot, providing a place for slow-worms and lizards to warm themselves in safety. Reptiles are cold-blooded creatures that need to use the heat of their environment to become active – especially on our chilly British … Continue reading

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Interested in local bird life?

Those of you who have complete the ‘Shaping Collyweston’ village survey earlier this year – and it’s still not too late to send it in, even though the deadline’s passed! – will recall that one of the questions related to access to … Continue reading

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Come and meet the rest of Collyweston!

Annual Village Meeting ~ Thursday 27th April 7.30pm in the village hall You may have an idea of what facilities and groups there are, within walking distance of your home – but once a year these groups get together, all in … Continue reading

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Doris the destroyer

A conifer in the churchyard, near the back gate on to Back Lane, was severely shifted by the strong winds of Storm Doris, and there is some damage both to the tree itself and to the wall. Urgent applications have … Continue reading

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Two grants for Playing Field

Exciting news! The money needed to build a permanent clubhouse is starting to roll in. Two major grants came in almost at the same time:

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