Mad as a March hare?

Mad as a March hare?
In the early 1960’s in Wiltshire a phenomenon of nature occurred - on a chalky stream the mute swan population rocketed to over 60 in a small dis...

Snowdrops of Treflach

Snowdrops of Treflach
Snowdrops are no native to our land but were first imported in the middle ages and the Crimean War soldiers brought bulbs back with them in a sec...

The Treflach Robin

The Treflach Robin
  The 1610 map of the area shows Treflach as being quite heavily forested in fact a court case - Hillditch vs Donne - show just how many trees...

Early winter in Treflach

Early winter in Treflach
  Much has been written about the holly and the ivy.  In Treflach the best hedges are holly but when they are allowed to grow into trees their b...

Early winter in Treflach

Early winter in Treflach
  Much has been written about the holly and the ivy.  In Treflach the best hedges are holly but when they are allowed to grow into trees their b...

Wild Fruits Of Treflach

Wild Fruits Of Treflach
Go onto any bronze age archeological dig and people will always comment on how cold, open and exposed it is especially in winter; how did they co...

The lanes of Treflach

The lanes of Treflach
The lanes and byeways of Treflach are pre historic indented and sunken into the landscape worn away by millenia of travel. To the passerby ...

Walnut Trees of Treflach

Walnut Trees of Treflach
At the top of Treflach Valley is Offas Dyke built in AD785. A welsh man found on the England side of the border could have his right hand chopped...

Soil

Soil
The fields of Treflach are small compared to the land mainly due to the topography of the area and the relative late reclamation from the old fore...

Bellan Brook feeding Treflach Farm Pool and onward to Sweeney Fen SSSI

Bellan Brook feeding Treflach Farm Pool and onward to Sweeney Fen SSSI
Treflach gets its name from the old welsh Tref-township iach-healthy and the reason for that was the many springs that ooze out of the fractur...

Spring Grass

Spring Grass
If you were to walk across Shropshire you would come across more different type of rock and soil than if you were to walk the whole of Russia due ...

Swallows

Swallows
    It may be April showers that bring forth May flowers, but it is the April sun that brings the swallows. Catching first sight of these is a cou...