Tag Archives: Moira O’Donnell

Coulsdon’s blooming wildlife is chalking up a summer success

NATURE NOTES: It has been a long and very hot summer. After reading Ken Towl’s latest jaunt through Happy Valley, MOIRA O’DONNELL set off with her field guide to plants and butterflies and armed with her camera to find how … Continue reading

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Croydon’s trees harbour one of the traditions of Christmas

NATURE NOTES: One of the most Christmassy of plants and symbols of the season can be found all around Croydon, as MOIRA O’DONNELL explains Mistletoe is one of the most Christmassy of plants, and at this time of year will … Continue reading

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A stroll through Great North Wood is a step back in history

NATURE NOTES: There’s a vital link to a piece of medieval England on our Croydon door step. MOIRA O’DONNELL set off to investigate It was a photograph of a Thornton Heath street sign on Twitter that set me off on … Continue reading

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Bramley Bank is magical, especially off the beaten track

NATURE NOTES: MOIRA O’DONNELL this week takes you on a guided tour of one of her favourite parts of Croydon Bramley Bank Nature Reserve. Just its name is enough to conjure up the image of an enchanted place, full of … Continue reading

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Time to take a container for those brambles on your rambles

We’re in the midst of the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, and as MOIRA O’DONNELL suggests, it’s the perfect time to discover the pleasures of  foraging for free food As a child, one of my greatest joys was a … Continue reading

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