Countryside Advisory Service
The Cornwall Wildlife Trust's Countryside Advisory Service aims to promote and integrate practical nature conservation measures into the operation and running of wildlife garden, smallholdings, large farms and woodlands across the county. This service is available to all landowners and provides advice at all levels regarding wildlife and nature conservation management. Each advisory visit and subsequent written report is tailored to suit the individual landowner's requirements and circumstances. If appropriate, the Countryside Advisory Service can then provide a full site management plan, carry out more detailed surveys, or assist with grant applications.If you feel that you have an area of land which could be managed to benefit nature conservation, or wish to know more, then contact me at Trust HQ.
Bosilliac Wildflower Nursery
There is an exciting new development in the Cornwall Wildlife Trust plant growing project. A nursery has been set up at Bosilliac, on the outskirts of Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth. It is a partnership between the owners of the site and the Trust. We aim to provide wild plant species for many of the projects the Trust is involved in throughout Cornwall. We have already begun with the planting of wildflower meadows at Saltash, working on school grounds and providing plants for our shop in Penzance.
Members are invited to visit Bosilliac to find out more about the project and become involved if they find the work interesting. Saturdays will be dedicated to members and volunteers who wish to visit or help out, and you are invited to come along any Saturday between 10.00am and 4.00pm. There will be opportunities to look around the nursery, discuss wildlife gardening ideas or do some practical work if you are feeling energetic. This year I will be creating a wildflower meadow area and a cornfield area at Bosilliac, which is three acres, so your help would be very welcome. Please remember to bring your used plant pots. I look forward to your visit.
Lorna Crewes nurtures a new generation of
Cornish wild plants. Photo Neil Crewes
Camborne~Redruth Natural History Society
The Society was formed in 1956 and continues to hold talks and lectures indoors and summer field metings. To mark its 40th anniversary, members of the Society met recently at Allet to plant an apple tree.This was an appropriate setting as, in 1962, it was the Natural History Society which arranged a meeting in Truro to form the Cornwall Naturalists' Trust, as the Cornwall Wildlife Trust was originally named. From this initiative and such modest beginnings the Trust has grown, over its 35 years, to its present size and status.The Natural History Society still gives much pleasure to its members and makes a worthwhile contribution to the study and protection of its local environment. Any further information about the Society can be obtained from me at 1 Lemon Terrace, Bissoe, Truro, TR4 8SS.
You can help several important conservation projects in Cornwall in a completely new way. In this mailing you will find a small card, sponsored by Kernow-'Scopes, with the phone numbers for reporting wildlife events that matter. Just put it where you can find it - perhaps with those other bits of plastic that you carry around. Then you'll be able to pass on valuable information if you should ever see a basking shark, a water pollution incident, a sea turtle etc. There'll be news later of how it works out.