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Newsletter - June - 2017 Newsletter - June - 2017
I hope you are all enjoying the summer. On hot days it has been very pleasant visiting Ecclesall Woods. Our spring events went well with bluebells coming into full bloom at just the right time for our activities. Some bluebells were flowering in M...



Newsletter - 2017 - Feburary Newsletter - 2017 - Feburary
As the new chair I have spent more time in the woods. There is a lot to learn! I am amazed at how many activities are going on and the number of people, dogs and horses using the woods. Encouraging people to use the woods in different ways yet man...



Newsletter October 2016 Newsletter October 2016
This is my last Newsletter, and my resignation as editor goes with my resignation as Chairman. Lorna too has resigned as Membership Secretary because of ill-health. I am sure all the members of FEW wish us both well. For the moment, membership is ...



Newsletter January 2016 Newsletter January 2016
Happy New Year to all. What an amazing mild winter this has been so far! Maybe we'll pay for it later -- the very hard winter in 1947 didn't start till February -- or maybe it will go on being mild. I have no faith in long-term weather forecasts, ...



Newsletter October  2015 Newsletter October 2015
In the new edition of the Oxford Junior Dictionary, words dropped include acorn, beech, bluebell, dandelion, newt, pasture and more nature words. I think this shows that the dictionary makers are out-of-date. There is so much emphasis now on introdu...



July 2015 - Newsletter July 2015 - Newsletter
So far, we've had the hottest day for over a hundred years, and a splendid thunderstorm with cloudburst. We have rampant growth everywhere. It's weather for being outdoors and enjoying all the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are so lucky to hav...



Newsletter - 2015 January Newsletter - 2015 January
Happy New Year to all. I'm writing this as snow falls heavily outside, and only evergreen trees and shrubs light up the landscape. It won't last; soon we will walk easily again. And a cold snap is really bad for pests, various. L...



January 2014 Newsletter January 2014 Newsletter
Have you heard woodpeckers drumming yet? The earliest Iíve heard, some years ago, was on Boxing Day. The first time I heard a woodpecker I thought someone was failing to start a lawnmower engine! Iím told the Sycamore Room in the Graves Discover...



About Friends of Ecclesall Woods Newsletter October 2013
Chair/Editor: Linda Evans, 2585346 Membership: Lorna Baker, 2369025 Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and many fungi. Itís been a good year for fungi, for blackberries -- even on brambles deep in the woods, some have ripened. Iíve never s...



Newsletter July 2013 Newsletter July 2013
Chair/Editor: Linda Evans, 2585346 Membership: Lorna Baker, 2369025 Itís turned into a wonderful year for elderflowers. Currently, there is a heatwave which looks set for the next few weeks, and people are already grumbling about the heat. Itís n...



Newsletter April 2013 Newsletter April 2013
FEW Events and Activities 20 April. Dawn chorus walk with Paul Medforth. Meet at Wood 3 entrance opposite Beauchief Gardens, on Abbeydale Road South, at 6 am 4 May. Environment Week Bluebell Walk, led by Monica Rorison. Meet at the Woodland Di...



Newsletter January 2013 Newsletter January 2013
A new year is always hopeful. My hopes for FEW include more fun meetings Ė like those rained off last year Ė and more serious stuff, like archaeological work, more footpath volunteers for more improvement work, and more rewarding involvement for more...



Newsletter September 2012 Newsletter September 2012
Autumn can be a time of new beginnings Ė new schools, new hobbies, new activities, new interests. Groups do more, and need more volunteers to help them do it. Can this be the autumn you start something new?

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  • Newsletter July 2012 Newsletter July 2012
    We had to cancel the Beating the Bounds event on 21st June, because of the heavy rain. I am reluctant to plan another date weeks in advance, because the same thing could easily happen again. So, if we get a forecast of several days of good weather b...



    About Friends of Ecclesall Woods January Newsletter - 2012
    Happy New Year to all. Signs of spring and new growth are here already, in the first days of January. Celandines up; wood sorrel up. In Elton, a friend saw cow parsley in bloom! And the days are perceptibly longer already. Linda Evans, ...



    January 2011 Newsletter January 2011 Newsletter
    Hazel catkins are growing. Grass, snowdrops, bluebells are starting to shoot. Woodpeckers are drumming. Nights are getting (a little) shorter. And more outdoor activities, in Woods and elsewhere, are feasible. ROLL ON SPRING

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  • October 2010 Newsletter October 2010 Newsletter
    Autumn is here, with wonderful colours. True reds from rowan berries, rose hips, arums. Gold and yellow from turning leaves. Fungi in every colour but green. Thumps as chestnuts fall. Drive along Whirlowdale Crescent at the end of September for te...



    July 2010 Newsletter July 2010 Newsletter
    Summer is with us, with holidays and all the changeability of the weather. Not many events during summer, as so many people are away. Make the best of the ones we have.

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  • April 2010 Newsletter April 2010 Newsletter
    FEW has an active program in the Woods and elsewhere this spring and summer, detailed below. We have also agreed with other groups to publicise their meetings, and they will publicise ours. I hope that members will want to join in these activitie...



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