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The case of Prostrate Perennial Knawel

The case of Prostrate perennial knawel: Bringing one of the UK’s rarest plants back from the brink in the Brecks. Prostrate perennial knawel (Scleranthus perennis spp. prostratus) in flower, photographed at Santon Track near Brandon, Suffolk, a publicly accessible site owned and managed by the Forestry Commission and open all year round. This small (if […]

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Update from Shifting Sands

It’s been a very busy start of the year for Shifting Sands. We have been finalising our designs for our rabbit habitat enhancement plots and getting all sorts of surveys done on our sites. As we are working on mainly SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), our sites are home to many rare species which […]

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Christmas update from Shifting Sands

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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The Rugged Oil Beetle

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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Shifting Sands is making progress!

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 Shifting Sands

In the last few weeks we’ve been getting ready to survey rabbits on five grass heath SSSIs in the Brecks, and had our very first rabbit census outing this week! This process involves counting and mapping the number of active rabbit warrens on each of our nature reserves.

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