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Nature Notes: Wonderful woods are brimming with insects, birds and plants

Nature Notes: Wonderful woods are brimming with insects, birds and plants

Nature Notes: Wonderful woods are brimming with insects, birds and plants

20 October 2023

Jono Forgham makes the most of another unseasonably hot October day to go on a six-mile circular walk, starting at Tesco, taking in woodland paths


Nature Notes: Stunning clifden nonpareil caps a fine day after Sawbo stroll

Nature Notes: Stunning clifden nonpareil caps a fine day after Sawbo stroll

Nature Notes: Stunning clifden nonpareil caps a fine day after Sawbo stroll

07 October 2023

Jono Forgham heads to Sawbridgeworth for a wander along the River Stort Navigation to Pishiobury Park before getting a nice surprise in his moth trap


Tricks and treats for all ages this Hallowe’en at Cammas Hall Farm

Tricks and treats for all ages this Hallowe’en at Cammas Hall Farm

Tricks and treats for all ages this Hallowe’en at Cammas Hall Farm

05 October 2023

Fiendishly fabulous family fun and scarily spectacular thrills and spills add up to a Hallowe’en to die for at Cammas Hall this October


Can your canine get it fright to win at gardens’ Hallowe’en Dog Show?

Can your canine get it fright to win at gardens’ Hallowe’en Dog Show?

Can your canine get it fright to win at gardens’ Hallowe’en Dog Show?

29 September 2023

See if your canine companion can ghoul the extra mile and triumph at The Gardens of Easton Lodge’s Hallowe’en Dog Show on October 15.


All aboard the Hallowe’en Express for spooky fun at Audley End

All aboard the Hallowe’en Express for spooky fun at Audley End

All aboard the Hallowe’en Express for spooky fun at Audley End

23 September 2023

Audley End Miniature Railway is hosting a fang-tastic spooky extravaganza this half term.


Reunited with an old family friend at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Reunited with an old family friend at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

Reunited with an old family friend at Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show

20 September 2023

Sally B, who arrived at Duxford in 1975 and stared in the film Memphis Belle, is now the last remaining airworthy B-17 bomber in Europe.


No cars any longer, but disused car parks are jammed with thriving wildlife

No cars any longer, but disused car parks are jammed with thriving wildlife

No cars any longer, but disused car parks are jammed with thriving wildlife

14 September 2023

Jono Forgham wanders around the vacant former Causeway and Charringtons House car parks to see what the disused sites have to offer nature-wise.


Open day at Gardens of Easton Lodge will be the bee’s knees

Open day at Gardens of Easton Lodge will be the bee’s knees

Open day at Gardens of Easton Lodge will be the bee’s knees

10 September 2023

Visitors can enjoy a range of apple, bee and honey-related activities plus music from Great Dunmow’s Take Note Concert Band on Sunday September 17.


Nature Notes: Enjoying a final summer stroll along some ancient tracks

Nature Notes: Enjoying a final summer stroll along some ancient tracks

Nature Notes: Enjoying a final summer stroll along some ancient tracks

08 September 2023

Jono Forgham goes on a four-mile wander from Wickham Hall to Farnham and back, getting plenty of good pictures despite being without his large lens


Cultivating new ideas as Gardeners’ World autumn fair comes to Audley End

Cultivating new ideas as Gardeners’ World autumn fair comes to Audley End

Cultivating new ideas as Gardeners’ World autumn fair comes to Audley End

04 September 2023

Fragrant blooms, lush foliage and stunning flowers in a myriad of colours transformed the grounds of the Palladian mansion.


BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair comes to Audley End House and Gardens

BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair comes to Audley End House and Gardens

BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair comes to Audley End House and Gardens

24 August 2023

The three-day event offers seasonal garden inspiration, expert tips and advice, fun workshops, plants to browse and buy, and showcase gardens.


Nature Notes: Lots to be seen by the river and at country park

Nature Notes: Lots to be seen by the river and at country park

Nature Notes: Lots to be seen by the river and at country park

23 August 2023

Jono Forgham concludes his trilogy of habitats worth a visit during the holidays by wandering along the River Stort to Bat Willow Hurst Country Park


Cammas Hall Farm hosting three-day bank holiday weekend beer and music festival

Cammas Hall Farm hosting three-day bank holiday weekend beer and music festival

Cammas Hall Farm hosting three-day bank holiday weekend beer and music festival

22 August 2023

Enjoy live music, great beers and a whole load of family fun at this bank holiday weekend’s inaugural CammasFest


Gardens will be alive with the sound of music and laughter at open day

Gardens will be alive with the sound of music and laughter at open day

Gardens will be alive with the sound of music and laughter at open day

15 August 2023

Discover fairy doors, play croquet, enjoy live music and admire the dahlias and roses at the Gardens of Easton Lodge’s open day on Sunday (August 20)


Thorley Wash – where water buffalo roam just miles from your home

Thorley Wash – where water buffalo roam just miles from your home

Thorley Wash – where water buffalo roam just miles from your home

06 August 2023

Nature Notes columnist Jono Forgham presents his second in a trilogy of guides to local habitats perfect for a school holiday family wander.


Pumpkin farm carving a niche for itself in the field of confetti flowers

Pumpkin farm carving a niche for itself in the field of confetti flowers

Pumpkin farm carving a niche for itself in the field of confetti flowers

04 August 2023

For the first time, family-run Hatter’s Farm at Takeley is growing larkspurs, used to make confetti, and members of the public can book to visit them.


Nature Notes: Swot up on wildlife in the school holidays at splendid reserve

Nature Notes: Swot up on wildlife in the school holidays at splendid reserve

Nature Notes: Swot up on wildlife in the school holidays at splendid reserve

28 July 2023

Jono Forgham strolls around Aubrey Buxton Nature Reserve near Stansted as he shines a light on family-friendly walks to enjoy in the summer holidays


Nature Notes: All of a flutter walking along bustling insect highway

Nature Notes: All of a flutter walking along bustling insect highway

Nature Notes: All of a flutter walking along bustling insect highway

15 July 2023

Jono Forgham spots a host of butterflies on a four-mile circular stroll from Birchanger to Stansted


Horticulture and history at Gardens of Easton Lodge summer open day

Horticulture and history at Gardens of Easton Lodge summer open day

Horticulture and history at Gardens of Easton Lodge summer open day

06 July 2023

Take in the splendour and the history of The Gardens of Easton Lodge at its open day on Sunday July 16


A sense of times gone by for visitors to Audley End

A sense of times gone by for visitors to Audley End

A sense of times gone by for visitors to Audley End

29 June 2023

Ministry of Works style signs have been reintroduced at Audley End to help transport people back through history using their senses.


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