Signs of Spring

Along with daffodils, campion, snowdrops and hawthorn we have seen the first cow parsley of the year in flower at Pill Farm. A beautiful little umbellifer which, on mass later in the Spring, is a real feature of Cornish lanes. The cold easterly wind is usually no use to man nor beast but this year…

Muddy Ducks

Lamouth Creek on the north side of the estate is a great place to observe wildfowl, especially at low tide. The other day I was walking along the north woodland walk where the creek was busy with many different species of birds feeding on the wide variety of molluscs and invertibrates which live in inter-tidal mud. The…

Mr Potatohead

Bodgers’ Copse saw the ever enthusiastic volunteer group from Tremough campus last Saturday. As well as repairing the damaged shave horses and pole lathes, the group dived into activity. They helped to clear mud-festooned paths, out-grown tree guards and giving the willow dome a short back & sides. Then on to the serious task of…

Saturday Bodgers club

Dave is working in the woods with a group from Tremough campus this Saturday 2nd Feb. Unfortunately this means that there  will be no bodgers club , apologies and back to normal next week .

Life on the Carrick Roads

Great Northern Diver   Out on the Carrick Roads recently, in front of Trelissick park below Turnaware Point, I caught a glimpse of four Great Northern Divers or ‘Loons’ and a couple of Mergansers. Both these species come into the estuary for feeding and protection in winter. The Divers are usually further out to sea…