Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 13/05/20 Aesculus Hippocastanum, common name – Horse Chestnut, Conker Tree Family Hippocastanaceae Status Commonly Widespread Details Large tree with 5-7 pointed palmate leaves spreading form a central stem. Produces spiked cases with horse chestnuts (conkers) inside that are shiny and brown and very hard. […]

Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged 27/04/20 Crataegus Monogyna, common name – Common Hawthorn Family Rosaceae Status Commonly Widespread Details Shrubby Bush or Tree thorny branches. Produces deeply lobed leaves first in spring and then flowers after (unlike blackthorn). Produces deep red fruit with white/creamy flesh which persists through winter. […]

Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 20/04/20 Prunus Spinosa, common name – Blackthorn, Sloe Family Rosaceae Status Commonly Widespread Details Shrubby Bush or Tree with various hybrids producing thorny branches similar to Hawthorn. White flowers appear first in spring and then the leaves. Fruit (known as sloes) form late in […]

Spotted by Volunteer Hannah (Logged June 2020)Earliest Submitted record by Volunteer Annabel (Before 2020 project began) Little Egret Information can be found here on the RSPB website. The little egret is a small white heron with attractive white plumes on crest, back and chest, black legs and bill and yellow […]

Today the team got to work clearing around the old apple tree planted by Fruit and Nut Village Stirchley some eons ago now. The apples are lovely crisp brown skinned apples an dthe tree was laden but no one could get near enough with all the bramble that had overtaken […]

Another beautiful day out and about litter picking in Ten Acres with a whopping 11 volunteer turnout! Amazing! We were joined by B37/Tribal bug/bird experts Kevin and Helen as well as volunteers (many of which were armed with thier own litter picking tools. We took a breaks in the woods […]

Spotted by Volunteer Camilla. First logged 29/06/20 Garanium Molle, common name – Doves-foot Cranesbill, Wild Geranium Family Geranium Status Commonly Widespread Details Low to short, densely and softly- hairy semi-prostrate plant. Leaves rounded and divided beyond halfway into 5 to 7 wedge-shaped lobes. Stems with long white hairs. Flowers pinkish […]