Nature Notes


Welcome to the Whitchurch Nature Notes page!
This section on the Whitchurch Web was launched in April 2020 to provide some interesting and informal articles about the wonderful natural world here in our local area (and occasionally from further afield).
The aim is to publish an article approximately once a month, on a seasonal topic; they will hopefully provide some interesting facts about particular flora and fauna that you may see when out walking or cycling, and also help with the identification of them, with the aid of photographs.
Some of the issues will be written by myself and others will be written by members of the community. Short news items and photos which are sent to me will be incorporated in future Nature Notes, where appropriate and possible.
I hope you enjoy reading them and that they add to your appreciation of the natural world all around us.

Sally Woolhouse, Nature Editor 23rd May 2020


Links to Whitchurch Nature Notes

  • ****** NEW****** Butterflies in Spring - Sandra Parkinson describes some of the colourful butterflies she sees at Chalkhills, Hardwick Road. Posted 23rd May 2020
  • Nature Notes from Italy - Whitchurch resident Rosemary Pearce has recently been in central Italy and has provided this note on Spring in a Quiet Valley. Posted 11th May 2020
  • Signs of Spring - Part 2 - Photo Gallery of birds feeding, nest building and showing off their aerobatic skills, all taken by Whitchurch residents. Posted 24th April 2020
  • Signs of Spring - Part 2 - Our garden birds, bids of prey overhead, occasional visitors and the dawn chorus. Posted 24th April 2020
  • Tess and Scarlet’s Garden Watch - Focusing on the bee-fly, the shield bug and the ladybird. By the Higley twins, posted 9th April 2020.
  • Signs of Spring - Part 1 - Spring flowers, such as primrose and green alkanet, blackthorn at the Maze, queen bumble bees. By Sally Woolhouse, posted 1st April 2020.


Contributions invited

Please send nature news, photographs, suggestions, comments or questions to me, Sally, by email. When new material is posted on this page, it will be mentioned on the front page.

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