Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Phytopthera killing Juniper

We now have a new disease to add to the current worry about Phytopthera ramorum. A damaging plant disease that was until recently almost unknown in Britain has been confirmed in rare native juniper bushes at the Moor House-Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve in the North Pennines of England.The disease is caused by Phytophthora austrocedrae, a fungus-like organism that infects the plant through the root system and causes the foliage to decline and eventually die.Juniper is a native conifer and a member of the Cypress (Cupressaceae) family of plants. P. austrocedrae infection was only confirmed in the UK last year on other trees from this family, at two sites in Scotland.

I have provided a link to this and there are other interesting reports on this page which many will find interesting. I have not come across this link before

2012-02-21T13:01:00+00:00February 21st, 2012|0 Comments

Spring is round the corner

Pennywort – (New Lane) © Michael Sykes

Oak Apple Biorhiza pallida   © Michael Sykes

Michael took these pictures today on “The Rocks”, Albert Promenade, Halifax 

Crocus © Michael Sykes

2012-02-16T16:53:00+00:00February 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Library Consultation Cancelled

The proposed meeting at the Library this next Tuesday has been cancelled.
See Council announcement:

Courier Quote:

“THE council’s ill-fated attempts to get public backing for a new library in Halifax have ended in shambles.”

2012-02-16T16:20:00+00:00February 16th, 2012|0 Comments

Volunteer Day

Just a reminder that there will be tree and bush planting
and nest box erecting at Cromwell Bottom tomorrow
11th Feb 2012.
Meet at the Fishermans carpark at 9:30 All Welcome

2012-02-10T15:01:00+00:00February 10th, 2012|0 Comments
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