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9 Apr 2020

Plants are growing fast now and more are coming into flower.  Two that we are lucky to have a good number of in Dalgety Bay are Red and White Dead-nettle and they have been starting into flower for a few weeks already.  The nettle in the name refers to the leaf shape a...

2 Apr 2020

For our deciduous trees that have spent the winter with bare branches; the race has started to open the buds, expand the leaves and harvest the light to start into growth again.  At this time different trees are at different stages in this process and it is a good time...

2 Apr 2020

Now that we have had a few days of sunshine and little wind, many of you will be seeing Bumblebees in the garden, sometimes visiting the flowers that  provide nectar for pollinators.  You will also see some flying low over the ground in a random zigzag pattern; they ar...

30 Mar 2020

Another plant that deserves to be more highly regarded is the Dandelion, here providing a reflection of the sun and brightening up the end of our walk as we passed the Crow Wood wildflower bank.  If, instead of being common and difficult to control in our gardens, it w...

28 Mar 2020

Celandines are a flower that can be seen just about anywhere in the woodlands, but are fairly inconspicuous unless the sun is shining or the air is warm.  Then the brassy gold stars shine out from the grass or emerging nettles, brightening a bank or wood edge.  This cl...

26 Mar 2020

Now that the days have lengthened, lots of plants are developing rapidly and some are already flowering.  The Scottish wildflower seed mix that we sowed in 2014 on the bank area below Crow Wood contained Primrose seed, but it was not until 2017 that the first plants be...

8 Mar 2020

When a batch of young oak trees was donated to the group, the work to began to clear designated planting spots of ground covering ivy and other roots to reduce competition with the young trees and help them start to grow. Each of the three P7 classes took part in this...

27 Jan 2020

As a very pleasant alternative to pondering over who cut the trees down, we spent a bit of time in good company on Sunday afternoon finishing off clearing the border that the Donibristle P7s had started work on last November.  Having got the path edge clearly identifie...

27 Jan 2020

In the past few days, someone has been cutting down trees in Hopeward Wood without agreement of the Community Council or Dalgety Bay Community Woodlands Group.  Hopeward Wood is one of the ancient woodland areas in Dalgety Bay that date back at least to the late 1700s...

15 Jan 2020

One of our earliest activities after taking over the management of the land transferred to the Community Council was, in early 2014, to tidy up the then  neglected triangle of land where the Fife Coastal Path leaves Lumsdaine Drive, and sow wildflower seeds which had b...

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