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Badger Cub

Last week one of our badger cubs was found sleeping close to one of our fences but out in the open and vulnerable.She was carefully moved then briefly checked over.She was clearly dehydrated so given some water which she lapped up,however we were very concerned for her so she was taken to Harper Asprey Wildlife […]

Mandarin Ducks

As the weather warms up it is good to see plenty of wildlife around on campus especially birdlife making nests ready for the new breeding season.The pond is well known for Moorhen,coot and mallard which all breed there but we also have plenty of activity on the river.Do look out for the Mandarin ducks which […]

Badgerwatch

With the recent mild damp weather during December there was plenty of badger activity around campus. Favourite feeding areas are a good place to set up our wildlife cameras and monitor the different movements of a number of species including the muntjac deer regularly seen along Nursery Lane by site 4. This is one of […]

Butterflies

Here is just a selection of butterflies and moths that can be found on our campus. Do keep your eyes open for them where they can be often found around our wild flower areas,grasslands and shrubberies. Why not take part in the ‘Big Butterfly Count’ recording your sightings.

Wildflowers

Across the campus wildflower turf has been installed to identified areas not only to brighten them up with the wonderful mix of colours but also to provide essential food for our very important pollinators including bees, hoverflies and butterflies . The picture below is taken close to our pond and the Wilfred Brown building.

Hedgehog Awareness Week 2021

Ten top tips for helping our hedgehogs. Avoid using pesticides and slug pellets in the garden these not only harm hedgehogs but also their food chain try organic methods instead a hedgehog is a gardeners friend. Create a hedgehog highway with your neighbours by having a 13cm x 13cm gap at the bottom of a […]

Treework

You may have noticed the removal of the linear group of hybrid poplars by the entrance of the Sports centre car park,this is to remove the risk of failure on health and safety grounds.For the last ten years or so these trees have been carefully monitored as they have been affected by the hornet moth(Sesia […]

Tree work

While the North loop has been quiet with little traffic the team have taken the opportunity to take down one of the badly damaged Aspens which has now become a risk using the cherry picker owned by Estates. A new tree planting plan will be put into action with a more appropriate species being used […]