Nature Notes – Spring 2014

The first swallow of Spring arrived at Pill Farm on 5th April, that’s ten days earlier than the first one seen last year. While out early on Monday morning, looking over the coppiced wood a Nanphillows, I was lucky enough to hear a cuckoo, possibly over at Tregew, where there are lots of songbirds. That’s…

Food in the Wood Day

Come and join us on Saturday 3rd May 2014 for our wild food day, from 10.00 – 14.00. After a walk through the woods at the Trelissick estate, foraging for seasonal wild plants, we’ll cook over an open fire and eat a delicious wild food lunch. £10 per person – all ages welcome Booking essential as…

Using the wood from the fallen trees

Like many parts of the South West the Trelissick estate sustained considerable damage during the stormy weather over the winter. Heavy rain and flooding caused problems but the greatest damage was brought about by the strong, gusting winds. We lost many trees around the estate including several veteran trees in the park and woodland. One…