Trustees Update – September/October 2020

It’s been a while since we have put out an update – but hopefully you will see that the trustees have been busy behind the scenes both locally and across the region.  This is an important moment for those of us who want to see safer active travel routes and there is...

Ecology Update – September 2020

Now that late summer has arrived the most colourful sight on the Collier’s Way at Great Elm are ripening berries/fruits. The first three pictures show the berries of the Black Bindweed and Guelder Rose (behind which are young hawthorn trees with a mass of red...

Ecology Update – August 2020

The summer flowers are fading fast at Great Elm as autumn approaches.  However, a number of flowers remain amongst the long grass including Thistles, Field Scabious, St John’s Wort, Crane Bill etc. In studying the wildflowers at Great Elm, it is not always easy...

Ecology Update – July 2020

The Spring flowers have long gone at Great Elm on the Collier’s Way. They are being replaced by very long grass but flowers can still be found in their midst.  Also, there is a touch of autumn to note in the berries on the Guelders-rose.  This summer is all...

Ecology Update – June 2020

The first picture of the bench area at Great Elm shows that the drought is holding back the summer wildflowers.  The ox-eyed daisies have been slow to flower here as the bank area is very dry. The ones on the By Pass  have been flowering for weeks.  The Guider Rose is...

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