Category Archives: Trevina Wildlife

Poached Crayfish

Further up our little valley, hidden in some overgrown woodland is the remains of a Medieval fish pond still sporting two good sized bodies of water. There are a couple of dry hollows further down the valley (we have one), … Continue reading

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Bees, Bats & Deer

Like everyone else in UK we had some dire weather in January and early February(09). However by last week in February we are back to our mild ‘Atlantic’ weather, bumble bees working the crocuses and snowdrops since the end of … Continue reading

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Otters after the rain

  A few days rain can make all the difference, the stream is back to a descent flow and new fresh washed mud for animal tracks. Otter tracks to be precise, though my photograph dosn’t do justice, could actually see … Continue reading

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Dear Deer

I have a problem, deer. I have twelve acres of orchards, garden and kitchen garden, and we are surrounded by thousands of acres of moorland, forest (well what passes for forest here) and sheep/cattle grazing. Apart from the odd walkers … Continue reading

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Otter’s on your doorstep

Trevina brook once fed a series of mediaeval fishponds along the valley bottom, one pond still exists a little further up the valley, overgrown and haunt to otters & herons.

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Little Gardeners!

One oftern hears of gardeners suffering vandalism and as organic gardeners we suffer more than our fair share. Badgers each year assist us in digging our potatoes, deer prune our orchard trees (not when or where it is needed) and … Continue reading

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