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News, views and musings from The Fold

Nature Trail News…

After our hot summer, recent rain has refreshed the woodlands and hedgerows but failed to raise the water level in the two reservoirs which remain very low. This exposed mud gave the opportunity to look at some footprints and it seems that an otter might have been...

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Life and death at The Fold

Life for wild creatures in our countryside has never been more difficult and the evidence is there for all to see - just look at the windscreen on your car after driving 50 miles. Do you remember 25 or even 50 years ago. The screen would require cleaning afterwards...

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Looking after wildlife at The Fold

The ever improving activity at the Fold with new crop growing areas and poultry farming as well as the increasing popularity of fishing (as the size of the carp in the reservoirs gets larger), does practically mean that there is now less time when wildlife can do its...

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Raising Children in a Digital Era

‘How can I retrieve my child from the far away land of ‘screen time’ and ‘how much screen time is safe for my child’ are the frequently heard cries of parents today.  Research has shown that parental concern about children’s media use across TV, online, mobile phones...

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Staying Healthy This Winter

Colder days, longer nights and enticing festive indulgences all take their toll on our immune health and energy levels. So what can we do to make sure we come out the other side, well defended and with a spring in our step? Eating a varied and balanced diet is the key...

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DIY Wind Turbine ready to go out into the world

The Fold do-it-yourself wind turbine is ready to leave the workshop and go out into the world! The pictures show the construction of a homemade wind turbine produced by following Hugh Piggott's design. The rotor has three wooden blades made from glued laminated wood...

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