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Heathland Safari with the Field Cricket!

We are now into the Field Cricket monitoring period! Following the successful releases at Farnham Heath and Pulborough Brooks in April, we held a training day for staff, volunteers and students at RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve in mid-May. We were delighted to be joined by Sixth Form students from Seaford College in West Sussex. In […]

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A cricket’s-eye view…

We are now into the Field Cricket monitoring period! Following the successful releases at Farnham Heath and Pulborough Brooks in April, we held a training day for staff, volunteers and students at RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve in mid-May. We were delighted to be joined by Sixth Form students from Seaford College in West Sussex. In […]

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Cricket tickling = crickling?

We are now into the Field Cricket monitoring period! Following the successful releases at Farnham Heath and Pulborough Brooks in April, we held a training day for staff, volunteers and students at RSPB’s Farnham Heath reserve in mid-May. We were delighted to be joined by Sixth Form students from Seaford College in West Sussex. In […]

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Anyone for Cricket?

Want to get involved in our Field Cricket project? Here are some of the ways you can help this incredible, but threatened, species…

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Where have all the crickets gone?

In our last two Willow Tit blogs, we introduced the project itself and then looked at why it’s been chosen for Back from the Brink. In this blog piece, we’re focussing on how you can spot a Willow Tit and what you can do when that happens.

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Introducing the Field Cricket

Tickling Field Crickets is always a game of patience. This strange behaviour was first described by Gilbert White in his book “The Natural History of Selbourne” as the method used by local lads to catch them. Today you need a licence to do it as Field Crickets are a protected species, having declined to fewer than 100 individuals in the 1980s.

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