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History of Moorend Spout Nature Reserve

History of Moorend Spout Nature Reserve

The Origin of the Nailsea Environment & Wildlife Trust About 40 years ago when my son was at primary school in Pound Lane in Nailsea, he used to come home with stories of going to a place called Moorend Spout in a field not far away where he and his friends would play games and catch sticklebacks. He was so enthusiastic about this that I decided to have a look for myself. I found a clapper bridge made of slabs…

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Nailsea Historical Heritage Map

Nailsea Historical Heritage Map

Some of these sites are in Tickenham, Wraxall or Backwell parishes Click here to download the PDF file (The map and the text) for printout The Land Yeo is ducted as a leat, raising the level of the river well above the adjoining fields. The embankments for this were probably constructed in the 14th Century by the Augustinian Monks for their mill at Middleton in Tickenham Towerhouse Wood is ancient woodland purchased by the Woodland Trust in 1992. It contains…

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Bats in North Somerset

Bats in North Somerset

Bats have suffered a serious decline in the UK for three main reasons. Firstly, because of the loss of roosts, since modern houses have fewer crevices in which they can hibernate; secondly since the wood preservatives often used there are toxic to bats, and thirdly since the bats resident in the UK feed on moths, beetles and other insects that are now less frequent. Of particular significance is the loss of our tall hedgerows supporting large numbers of insects and…

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The Natural History of Nailsea by Terry Smith

The Natural History of Nailsea by Terry Smith

The Natural History of Nailsea by Terry Smith, Price £5 Free PDF Download One of the main purposes of this book is to show the variety of wildlife that can be found in close proximity to Nailsea. There is no need to travel by plane to see wildlife! This is a collection of colour photographs illustrating the many different kinds of wildlife and the places where they can be found, as shown on a map. The book was published with financial…

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The Tale of Beatrix Potter – naturalist, conservationist, artist, author

The Tale of Beatrix Potter – naturalist, conservationist, artist, author

Beatrix Potter was born in 1866 at the home of a wealthy lawyer working in London. Her childhood was oppressive and she was allowed little interaction with other children. She did not go to school but she had a series of personal tutors. From a very early age she developed an interest in nature which was rather restricted in London, but blossomed on the annual visits to the Lake District. With her brother Bertram she kept wild animals as pets,…

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Nowhere Wood (also known as Trendlewood)

Nowhere Wood (also known as Trendlewood)

Many Nailsea residents will have a special affection for the small wood known as Trendlewood or Nowhere Wood. The name Trendlewood appears to mean ‘round wood’ and the name Nowhere Wood is derived from a small hamlet linked to the village by a footpath, Nowhere Lane that still runs through the wood. Until about 90 years ago the wood contained several Pennant Sandstone quarries and it would have been a very noisy and active scene. Since being abandoned, the trees…

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Carbon dioxide emissions from a pond in North Somerset

Carbon dioxide emissions from a pond in North Somerset

The pond in the south-west Corner of Towerhouse Wood (ST473717), near Nailsea, North Somerset, owned by The Woodland Trust, produces bubbles of gas in large quantities (see photograph), though it appears that nobody has hitherto tried to find out the nature of the gas, or proposed any explanation for its formation here. This pond (about 5 metres in diameter) is one of several along a stretch of a stream fed principally by springs, eventually flowing into the river Land Yeo….

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