Monday, 7 April 2014

Herts & Middlesex Wild life Trust

Sarah Buckingham from the trust was tonight's guest on Drivetime

Funding boost for Tewin Orchard

Tewin Orchard
A grant from the John Spedan Lewis Foundation is helping to protect a traditional orchard and its wildlife in Tewin Village.
The funds have contributed to buying new fruit trees, which will ensure the future survival of the orchard. In addition, new labelling will help visitors to identify trees more easily, including little known but excellent local varieties such as the Hitchin Pippin and the Hertfordshire Black Cherry.
All you need to know about frogspawn
Know your species
Frogspawn is always laid in clumps, whilst toadspawn comes in long chains like strings of pearls draped over pond weed and submerged plants.
Don’t move spawn or tadpoles into a different pond, as this can spread non-native plant species and amphibian diseases.
Ponds that already contain spawn may not be able to support the increased population, and ponds that don’t have any spawn are unlikely to be suitable for frogs – if they were suitable, the spawn would already be there.
for more details visit the trust web site

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