Category: Onny Meadows

Dead or Dry Hedges

Walking round the Onny Meadows you will notice some piles of brash, some of which is used as a barrier. They are referred to as Dead or Dry Hedges. This is a good way of using the brash accumulated from cutting down

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Onny Meadows Ponds

The Onny Meadows has two ponds that are surrounded by trees such as Alder, hazel and willow. One pond has a dipping platform over the water. The coots, moorhens and reed warblers love them. Recently water rails have been seen and there

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Spring Marches On

We have had a few sunny days which make everything in nature burst into life. We have had the odd rainy day which, of course, helps. The daffodils are now past their best but there is so much out there to look

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Bullfinches

Walking Dillie on Onny Meadows I spotted two white bird bums flying away from me. I knew them to be Bullfinch rear ends, as they are a brilliant white. I watched until they settled on the ground to confirm a male and

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Spring Firsts of 2022

Walking with Dillie on Onny Meadows in Craven Arms today, I heard my first Chiff Chaff, chiff chaffing away. It was definitely on it own, no one was chiff chaffing back. I saw two Long Tailed Tits, without any hangers on, paired

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Dragonfly Hotspot

The Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre and Onny Meadows was the first designated Dragonfly Hotspot in England. It is an initiative first set up by The British Dragonfly Society in 2014 with places in Scotland first being awarded this designation, Dragonfly Hotspot. Dragonfly

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Very Early Signs of Spring

There are very early signs that we are slowly approaching Spring. In the garden the Witch Hazels are flowering, the one in Folly View’s garden is called Diane and has deep orange flowers. The catkins or lambs tails are appearing on the

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The Heron

The Heron has become very familiar over the last few weeks. Whenever I am walking Dillie on Onny Meadows The Heron is there, stock still, peering at the ground. As the Winter has gone on he lets the walker get closer before

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Jays

Jays are a members of the corvid family but unlike most other birds in this group they are brightly coloured. They are a salmon pink colour with black and white wings with a bright blue panel, a white head. The reason I

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Covid Time Walks

As we can only walk locally during Covid Times I have explored a few different  walks to take the dogs on. We all love walking Halford Meadows and Onny Meadows, with all their lovely sniffs (the dogs) and views of the hills

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