Wildlife & walks

Wild snaps at Jackfield

Wild snaps at Jackfield

A stunning new free exhibition featuring entries from the 2018 British Wildlife Photography Awards will be on display in the Footprint Gallery, adjacent to Jackfield…
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Happy Tails

Happy Tails

Is it true that ducks shouldn’t be fed bread? I have heard this. The RSPB and Canals and Rivers Trust both say too much white…
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Wild service

Wild service

For Ed Andrews, news of a rare tree in a wood near Broseley led to a magical encounter. This story starts with an email from…
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Protest over plans

Protest over plans

A group of residents from Bridgnorth and surrounding villages have started a campaign to fight Shropshire Council development plans. The proposed scheme would see 850…
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Bear with Cuan

Bear with Cuan

he team at Cuan Wildlife Rescue near Much Wenlock are getting ready for the busy spring season. Cuan’s next events include a Family Prize Bingo…
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Wildlife forum

Wildlife forum

The second Telford Wildlife Forum of the year will be held at 7.30pm on Tuesday 23 April at Horsehay Village Hall TF4 2NF. Harriet Carty…
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Managing the Mynd

Managing the Mynd

Ever wondered how the Long Mynd looks the way it does? The rugged and distinctive length of heathland is one of the county’s most recognisable…
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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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