Enjoying the Spring Sunshine

As the spell of sunny weather continues, The Heath is coming to life and people are enjoying their regular exercise. Trees are unfurling fresh green leaves and, in the case of the cherry, spectacularly flaunting its blossom. On the ground, flowers are introducing flecks of colour to the grass; dandelion, bluebell and pignut, each with... Continue Reading →

Conservation Work Report – 12th September

Tuesday's work day was well supported by Cheshire Wildlife Trust volunteers and our local town's folk. The day followed the regular pattern of gorse clearing and nest box maintenance. Conservation Volunteers Volunteers at Work Volunteers at Work Volunteers on Knutsford Heath We put up ten additional nest boxes, and checked and cleaned the pre-existing ones.... Continue Reading →

Dragonflies Hunting

At this time of year you are likely to see dragonflies hunting over the heather. They emerge from nearby ponds and are attracted by smaller insects that fly up from the heather and grass. They can be difficult to see clearly as they flit around but if you stand still they will sometimes fly towards... Continue Reading →

Glorious Gorse

Visitors to the nature reserve will be impressed by the vivid yellow splash provided by gorse at the moment. Common Gorse (Ulex europaeus) flowers from January until June, while Western Gorse (Ulex gallii), which is also present on The Heath, flowers from July until November. Between the two species, they can be in flower almost... Continue Reading →

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