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    Courting Kites

    Another bitterly cold Tuesday but yet again dry!  Although John had a cold and couldn’t come, we were very glad to welcome Howard Mead.  And thanks also to Sue Davies, Marigold Oakley, Liz Taylor and Dr. Michael Isaac who have expressed their interest.  Once Spring does finally decide to arrive we will need all the […]

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    King Alfred’s Cakes

    This week we started our weekly wildlife walk from the stable block as usual but headed towards the energy centre. The first item of interest was the large oak which stands in solitary splendour by the staff car park. Lots of green leaves waving around – not oak leaves but polypods – that is ferns […]

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    Otter Prints and Otter Poo

    Wildlife surveys have an important role to play in the conservation and improvement of our Countryside and during the construction of the National Botanic Garden of Wales in the 90’s a number of these were undertaken, including bats, birds, badgers, mammals, insects, amphibians and reptiles.  Since then, apart from the occasional wildlife walks and bat counts, there have […]

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    Curator’s Blog – 5 March 2013

    Slowly but surely the heritage and history of the great Middleton Hall Estate is being revealed and interpreted. Summer archaeological digs having unearthed the site of the original Middleton Hall we are now making great strides in the understanding of how this amazing estate evolved. Turning our attention to the time of Paxton and latterly […]

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    Curator’s Blog – 26th February 2013

    This winter has seen extensive works undertaken in the Garden. In particular we have taken the decision to revisit the plantings along the Broadwalk, partially in response to examining the initial planting plans and in part due to the fact that many of the freely seeding species have migrated from bed to bed dramatically reducing […]

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    Feathered Friends

    Although I do like the snow by the time it went I was fed up with it.  When we went to the National Botanic Garden of Wales this week it was blowing a gale and sheets of rain were blowing across the Garden and soaking anyone who was unfortunate enough to be out in it.  […]

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