Lazy Late-summer

It is lazy late-summer time and The Heath has changed colour again. The heather is in full bloom, providing masses of purple, with bistort, honeysuckle and rosebay willowherb dabbing similar colours around. Of course, these are crucial food sources for bees and butterflies so the bees are ceaselessly buzzing all over the heather and the... Continue Reading →

Makers Market

We have been surprised by the sudden decision of Knutsford Town Council to hold the Makers Market on The Heath on Sunday. We generally welcome events on The Heath that benefit the town. However, this one has been imposed with little notice and without due public consultation or compliance with the agreed principles. We are... Continue Reading →

Butterfly Survey

Now is the time of year for the annual, national Big Butterfly Count. So we took a walk through the nature reserve on Friday afternoon and recorded what we saw. We spotted eight species - most of them near the sandpit - and I have sent our count into the survey. SPECIESCOUNT6-spot Burnett1Comma2Gatekeeper5Holly Blue1Meadow Brown3Purple... Continue Reading →

Mid-summer on The Heath

The Heath is now perfect for relaxing and enjoying nature. The grassland is in full flower. White Yarrow and yellow Autumn Hawkbit are mixed in among patches of different grasses, all waving in the breeze. As well as being beautiful to behold, it provides an ideal home for the fascinating insects that can be seen... Continue Reading →

Litter Pick – 21st June – Report

The weekend's DIY litter pick ran like magic. The bags gradually piled up at the collection point and were removed by ANSA, along with other miscellaneous objects such as the remains of a plastic swing discovered in the sandpit. Saturday Collection PileSunday Collection Pile On Saturday afternoon, two of us went out and each collected a... Continue Reading →

Litter Pick – 21st June

Friends of The Heath intend to go ahead with the litter pick on Knutsford Heath scheduled for Sunday 21st June. However, with the coronavirus situation, we need to minimise physical interaction. Therefore, we won’t be running the usual formal event where we organise everyone to collect litter for an hour on Sunday morning. Instead, we... Continue Reading →

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