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Nature Notes: Flitch Way and lagoons prove good spots for fine bug hunt

Nature Notes: Flitch Way and lagoons prove good spots for fine bug hunt

Nature Notes: Flitch Way and lagoons prove good spots for fine bug hunt

04 July 2020

Jono Forgham heads to the Flitch Way and Stansted Airport lagoons to see what he can record for the Royal Entomological Society's National Insect Week


Photo gallery: Owls out on the hunt in the skies over the River Stort

Photo gallery: Owls out on the hunt in the skies over the River Stort

Photo gallery: Owls out on the hunt in the skies over the River Stort

28 June 2020

Rick Stead, who is a member of the Stortford Nature group on Facebook, has captured these beautiful images of owls hunting around the River Stort


Nature Notes: One walk to admire wealth of wildlife in two habitats

Nature Notes: One walk to admire wealth of wildlife in two habitats

Nature Notes: One walk to admire wealth of wildlife in two habitats

21 June 2020

Southern Country Park and Thorley Wash are destinations for Jono Forgham's latest ramble and, thanks to maintenance by volunteers, there's lots to see


Stortford charity looking for homes for hedgehogs Orwell, June and Hazel

Stortford charity looking for homes for hedgehogs Orwell, June and Hazel

Stortford charity looking for homes for hedgehogs Orwell, June and Hazel

19 June 2020

Can you provide a garden for life for rescued hedgehog trio who have been cared for by Herts Hogline?


Escaped python crossing country lane near Broxted gives dog walker a shock

Escaped python crossing country lane near Broxted gives dog walker a shock

Escaped python crossing country lane near Broxted gives dog walker a shock

16 June 2020

The 6ft albino Burmese python, which slithered across a lane in Cherry Green, is unlikely to survive the winter unless caught.


Hatfield Forest to reopen to visitors three months after being closed

Hatfield Forest to reopen to visitors three months after being closed

Hatfield Forest to reopen to visitors three months after being closed

15 June 2020

Visitors to the 1,000-acre National Trust attraction near Takeley must book a parking space online.


Nature Notes: Admiring the biodiversity on show at Bat Willow Hurst

Nature Notes: Admiring the biodiversity on show at Bat Willow Hurst

Nature Notes: Admiring the biodiversity on show at Bat Willow Hurst

06 June 2020

Jono Forgham strolls around Grange Paddocks and Bat Willow Hurst Country Park, with a bit of 'celebrity spotting' getting things off to a good start


Stortford Nature: David Francis has a real eye for capturing wildlife and plants in all their glory

Stortford Nature: David Francis has a real eye for capturing wildlife and plants in all their glory

Stortford Nature: David Francis has a real eye for capturing wildlife and plants in all their glory

30 May 2020

David Francis is the star of this instalment of a regular series showcasing pictures taken by members of the Stortford Nature group on Facebook


Forget-me-nots, bluebells and apple blossom among the delights in Shirley's Birchanger garden

Forget-me-nots, bluebells and apple blossom among the delights in Shirley's Birchanger garden

Forget-me-nots, bluebells and apple blossom among the delights in Shirley's Birchanger garden

17 May 2020

Shirley Hoy takes centre stage in the latest part of our series showcasing photographs taken by members of the Stortford Nature group on Facebook


People picking bluebells in Birchanger Woods 'committing crime' – warning

People picking bluebells in Birchanger Woods 'committing crime' – warning

People picking bluebells in Birchanger Woods 'committing crime' – warning

02 May 2020

Trustees issue plea for criminal acts to stop and for people to stick to paths in 69-acre woodland.


VIDEO Mum and little boy watch magic scene of blackbird and her chicks

VIDEO Mum and little boy watch magic scene of blackbird and her chicks

VIDEO Mum and little boy watch magic scene of blackbird and her chicks

01 May 2020

Natalie Stokes started a video diary after pruning a tree in her Sawbridgeworth garden and discovering a blackbird nest containing eggs.


Nature Notes: Jono reaches a century of species on his Little Hadham garden safari

Nature Notes: Jono reaches a century of species on his Little Hadham garden safari

Nature Notes: Jono reaches a century of species on his Little Hadham garden safari

19 April 2020

Indie columnist Jono Forgham is studying his garden wildlife in detail during lockdown and has discovered over 100 species


Jono's Nature Notes: Lots more to see in your garden than you might think

Jono's Nature Notes: Lots more to see in your garden than you might think

Jono's Nature Notes: Lots more to see in your garden than you might think

02 April 2020

Jono Forgham doesn't let self-isolating get in the way of nature spotting as he takes a closer look at the wildlife in his own small bit of the world.


Sawbridgeworth ‘left out’ over state of River Stort towpath

Sawbridgeworth ‘left out’ over state of River Stort towpath

Sawbridgeworth ‘left out’ over state of River Stort towpath

02 February 2020

Sawbridgeworth Town Council was told the path is in poor condition compared to other sections.


How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

How the tragedy of my father's death led me to living the life that I love

26 January 2020

Lian Brook-Tyler, a Stortford primary school mum who lives in Farnham, writes a new column, Wild&Happy, for the Indie. This is her story...


Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2020

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon and her family are looking forward to the world's largest wildlife survey this weekend (January 25-27)


Taking a turn through town to spot some urban dwellers

Taking a turn through town to spot some urban dwellers

Taking a turn through town to spot some urban dwellers

19 January 2020

Nature Notes writer Jono Forgham strolls into Stortford town centre and spots plenty of wildlife - even if the subjects don't always pose for photos


Clean bill for pond as group aims to woo back ducks

Clean bill for pond as group aims to woo back ducks

Clean bill for pond as group aims to woo back ducks

01 January 2020

Carolyn Devonshire, of Allens Green revealed how the pond at the junction of Parsonage Lane and Spellbrook Lane West, was polluted.


New woodland garden for neuro centres

New woodland garden for neuro centres

New woodland garden for neuro centres

29 June 2019

The Friends of Sawbridgeworth Neuro Centres has transformed a bramble covered wasteland into a tranquil woodland for residents to enjoy.


The Stansted couple who mean bees-ness when it comes to saving the honeybee

The Stansted couple who mean bees-ness when it comes to saving the honeybee

The Stansted couple who mean bees-ness when it comes to saving the honeybee

01 June 2019

Customers are swarming to Kevin Hancock's Gardeners' Beehive invention, which means anyone can host a bee colony without becoming a beekeeper


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