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Bring on the haymaking season!

Three years ago we borrowed a CAEB minibaler and Rapid Euro power unit from the National Trust in Purbeck and used it with a reasonable level of success on one of the flower meadows on the Terraces SNCI in Sherborne. We recently discovered that the National Trust were selling the kit and so we have […]

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The EuCAN Midweek Volunteers' wall gets national coverage!

A plucky bunch of volunteers are celebrating after finally completing a five year project to restore a historic 1,300ft dry stone wall. More than 100 pairs of hands helped build sections of the 4ft 7ins tall wall at Goulds Hill near Martinstown in Dorset. It runs alongside part of the South West Coast Path and […]

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Chedington Farm moth trapping session August 29th 2020

We have sorely missed our weekend visit to Chedington Farm and woods this year but managed to arrange a night’s light-trapping on one of the organised National Moth Nights – Saturday August 29th. This is a brilliant venue for moth trapping (not only because of the wonderful hospitality afforded to us by Rob and Alex […]

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Making hay while the sun shines!

15 EuCAN volunteers helped with the hay harvest on the Terrace fields on the edge of Sherborne, brushcutting the crop, turning the cut grass, turning again and rowing it up prior to the baling. Roy Attfield from Green Valley Yurts in Godmanstone brought a small baler which was ideal for the size of the fields. […]

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Some quizzes to test your knowledge and keep you busy!!

Cryptic wildflower quiz  This has been sent in to us by one of the members of our Dorset Midweek Volunteers group. It is quite tricky! Click here for the quiz and here (later!) for the answers – don’t cheat! Good luck! A cryptic bird quiz from the same DMV member. And the answers…. A Trees and […]

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