Fineshade blogs

On this page, we will publish articles about anything at all to do with Fineshade.

 

  • Have you enjoyed a special experience here?

  • Can you tell us about the Fineshade of yester-year?

  • What about the old railway line?

  • Can you write about some of the special wildlife?

  • Do you have an answer to problems about the road access?

  • What’s it really like to live or work here?

  • Could you contribute a regular diary about your visits?

 

We invite contributions and comments from anyone and everyone.  

May 29, 2015

Top place for conservation successes in Britain must go to Red Kites, but ‘white/white 76’, found himself in an unfortunate place - Linda Peirce’s conservatory.

 

Linda writes: 

"I was drinking coffee and reading the paper early one sunny Sunday morning (as one does!) when suddenly there was the loudest, most startling bang on the French windows. At...

May 18, 2015

Regular visitor to Fineshade, George Batchelor, writes in a timely way about May Blossom

 

I have been visiting Fineshade for nearly twenty years and it always gives me immense pleasure when something new is found in its woodland glades.

 

My main occupation in North East Suffolk is looking after two reserves for the Suffolk Wildlife Trust as a Volun...

May 12, 2015

 

Back in late March, Northampton botanist Brian Laney took a group of people on an excellent tour of plants, reptiles and amphibians, in just a small section of Fineshade.

 

First thing spotted was an area of Small Teasel (Dipsacus pilosus), rare in Northamptonshire. 

 

You'll see it just on the left into the wood past the caravan site. Compared to t...

May 7, 2015

There's a word that's no longer much used:  greenwood. It was used to refer to woodland in summer, often seemingly in relation to outlaws: Robin Hood was always going off into the greenwood. Thomas Hardy wrote a novel entitled Under the Greenwood Tree and the word was used by Shakespeare and in historical ballads and so on. 

 

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