Wildlife & walks

Bring on the beetles

Bring on the beetles

Edward Andrews finds that ‘beetle mania’ is alive and well… In November 2018, it was revealed that archaeologists working in Egypt had discovered a collection…
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Local walks for Sep/Oct

Local walks for Sep/Oct

At this time of year there’s a beautiful palette of colours waiting to be discovered across the breathtaking Shropshire countryside. From bracing hikes over windswept moorland…
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The departure

The departure

Our wildlife expert Edward Andrews MSc shares some fascinating facts about one of our best-loved birds of prey.   A large ash tree with a spreading…
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Local walks Jul/Aug

Local walks Jul/Aug

Walking in Shropshire is rewarding for all ages and abilities, with its stunning geography, geology, and wildlife. We’ve compiled our list of local walks and…
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The bat mine

The bat mine

Ed Andrews ventures underground to explore a real ‘batcave’ At the bottom of a steep bramble-covered bank, tucked in the corner of a long-forgotten field…
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Autumn webs…

Autumn webs…

Ed Andrews gets up close and personal with one of our most fascinating creatures – the spider. Spider silk is the strongest natural fibre ever…
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A Snake in the Grass

A Snake in the Grass

The human mind is a complex and wonderful thing. Some images can automatically trigger emotions and actions. For some people, the mere sight of certain…
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Highways and byways

Highways and byways

A trackway is defined as, a path formed by the repeated treading of people or animals. Since civilisation began, humans would have needed to travel…
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