The March 2013 issue of GNS News is now available, with articles including a consideration of the ecological consequences of the proposed Cinderford Northern Quarter development, the Red-Data fungus Stephanospora caroticolor, discovery of the harvestman Opilio canestrinii in Gloucestershire, a study of Hobbies, and (cover story) Willow Tits in the Forest of Dean.
By Mike Smart.
2012 1 Severn Vale 2012 (01-03) (Word document)
By Mike Smart
2011 4 Severn Vale 2011 (10-12) (Word document)
Following a meeting with the Wildlife WATCH leaders from around the county last year I worked with a number of recorders to compile a guide to some of the best wildlife sites in the county for children. I thought it might be of interest to the wider membership.
Click here to open the report. (opens in a new window and requires Flash Player)
This is a “Flip Book”. If it does not open immediately click on the button in the bottom left-hand of the screen to open full screen mode. The “book” is interactive, click on the bottom corner of the page to move forward or back.
John Sanders has sent me a report into the control measures that have been introduced to control the numbers of gulls using the three main landfill sites in the county.
The County Council, supported by the Environment Agency, have invited Falconers to operate on the three main sites at Hempstead, Stoke Orchard and Bishops Cleeve.
The immediate result has been dramatic but as John says the birds are highly adaptable and the true impact will only be known in the months and years to come.
Read the full report here.(This is a large pdf file and may take a few moments to load. You will also need Acrobat Reader installed to read the file).
By Roger Gaunt
By Roger Gaunt