Magazine - Conservation & Ecology
Canada Geese - Britain’s most hated bird?
3 days ago - Conservation & Ecology - Peter Britton - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Now considered a pest in the UK, Canada Geese may be culled with the appropriate licence. But just what does this bird get up to that so annoys humans and how can they be controlled?
1 week ago - Conservation & Ecology - Kim Megson
English football club Forest Green Rovers has revealed nine stadium designs in the running to provide the blueprint for its new home ground.
Invasive Plants - Weathering the threat!
1 week ago - Conservation & Ecology - David Layland - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
This winter’s mild, but very wet conditions may well have promoted an early growing season for Japanese Knotweed but, in reality, this invasive, non-native plant species proves continually resilient, whatever the climatic conditions
Nettles and other weeds - Not as bad as you think!
1 week ago - Conservation & Ecology - Steve Thompson - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Steve Thompson, looks at the benefits that nettles and other ‘weeds’ bring to the golf course. In this article, he explains how some of the more ‘nuisance’ species can, in fact, be of huge benefit to all manner of wildlife, both large and small
Nairn Dunbar Golf Club - ‘Junior’ gets his chance!
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Peter Britton - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
Arriving at Nairn Dunbar straight from school, the club’s new Course Manager, Richard Johnstone, has now amassed fifteen years service; a mere drop in the ocean compared to some of his colleagues.
2 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Pesticides are a critical part of the turfcare industry. We need to control the insects that are threatening our grasses and other plants, but we don’t want to kill off the “good” bugs along with the “bad
4 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Claire Marshall - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
The ash tree is likely to be wiped out in Europe, according to a review of the evidence. The trees are being killed off by the fungal disease ash-dieback along with an invasive beetle called the emerald ash borer.
4 weeks ago - Conservation & Ecology - Bill Hawthorn - Issue 66 - April / May 2016
So many clubs are dependant on buying water from the local water company. The cost of water is rising all the time and there is always the fear that when you need the irrigation system most - in a drought - you will be restricted or even cut off.
25 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
‘Habitat Creation and Management for Pollinators’ is a new, free, practical guide for conserving insect pollinators, published this month
24 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Exeter Express and Echo
A pledge by Devon County Council to protect bees from harmful pesticides on council land has been warmly welcomed by Friends of the Earth, the Devon Wildlife Trust and Buglife South West.
Tormentor or tormented?
14 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - John Handley - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
Maxwell Amenity’s Technical Manager, John Handley, looks at the UK’s growing grey squirrel population and asks whether it is ever going to be possible for them to fit harmoniously into the natural ecology of the British Isles
13 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Philip Case
Defra’s decision to extend the hedgecutting ban to August was based on analysis of bird nesting records provided by volunteers to the British Ornithology Trust, Farmers Weekly can reveal.
8 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - James Allan
Wildlife World has partnered with the Vincent Wildlife Trust to produce a new roosting site for the UK’s declining bat population.
7 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Jane Carley
Control of invasive weeds is an increasing issue for managers of sports and leisure facilities as well as amenity areas and a recent conference held by INNSA looked at the latest developments and how public bodies and the industry are seeking to tackle the problem
2 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Scotland Herald
Bees are, by reputation, busy creatures. Scottish experts were surprised to find that instead of buzzing as fast as possible when gathering pollen the insects slowed down the frequency of their vibrations as they learnt to feed.
Empowering the members
2 Apr 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - Steve Thompson - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
John O’Gaunt greenkeeper, Steve Thompson, suggests there are some simple ways to get the members involved in conservation and ecology, and all will bring benefits to the club
23 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - James Allan
Wildlife World is asking the UK's nature lovers to send in their seasonal snaps of local wildlife in its latest photo competition
22 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
Polecats, which were almost wiped out in Britain in the last century, have made a remarkable comeback
6 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - External source
Human transportation of European bees blamed for spread of virus around the world suggests research
Washpads - Awash with Legislation
5 Mar 2016 - Conservation & Ecology - David Mears - Issue 65 - February / March 2016
Many greenkeepers are becoming increasingly concerned about compliance with legislation applicable to them, and do not wish to run foul of the law. Some are aware of their duties and responsibilities, and so have taken appropriate action. It is clearly evident however, that some confusion still exists