900 pots and counting

Published on May 29, 2014, in All, News and musings.

Recently there have been a few additions to the F3UES research team up in Sheffield. Last summer  we collected invertebrates from parks and gardens all across Bedford, Luton and Milton

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Talking about meadows: Luton

Published on April 7, 2014, in All, News and musings.

Helen Hoyle from the Sheffield team received a warm welcome from the Luton Friends of Parks and Greenspaces group last week. She attended their meeting to give a progress report

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Outdoors for All Working Group

Published on March 17, 2014, in All, News and musings.

On the 5th March Dr Anna Jorgensen attended Natural England’s Joint National Outdoors for All Working Group & Strategic Research Group Meeting, held at the Institute for Health and Human

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Bedfordshire Working Wildlife Group Meeting

Published on March 15, 2014, in All, News and musings.

Early last week the Bedfordshire Working Wildlife Trust met at the new Working Woodlands Centre in Maulden. Helen Hoyle from the Sheffield Urban BESS team spoke to the group about

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A new level of detail

Published on March 6, 2014, in All, News and musings.

The ‘B’ of BESS, is Biodiversity – the variety of animals and plants; the diversity of biological types.  We spent a lot of time last year identifying the plants in

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New appointment at Cranfield

Published on March 6, 2014, in All, News and musings.

Welcome to Darren Grafius, who has recently joined the F3UES group at Cranfield. The focus of his work will be on the fifth of the main sections of the project

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Thanks

Did you receive a knock on your door this summer from a group of ecologists? Or a phone call from Cranfield University? During July and August a group of five

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Summer in the city

The summer of 2013 has been a glorious one. Whilst many in Britain were buying ice creams and fans to cope with the unusually hot conditions, the urban BESS research

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Partner meeting: meadow planting

In November (2012) we had a meeting with partners from Councils in Bedford and Luton, and the Parks Trust in Milton Keynes, to identify sites for the experimental meadow plantings

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Remote sensing: the view from above

The first major element of the F3UES project was to collect remote sensing data across all three of the study areas. In June 2012 an aircraft from the NERC Airborne

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