Bluebells

Bluebells April 2018

 

 

Bluebells are coming into flower over the Heath now as you may have noticed.

Why not visit Beech Bottom Dyke for the best collections, where native bluebells, rather than the Spanish variety, proliferate. The native flowers also have a wonderful smell.

Photo: MN

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Litter Pick and Spring Tidy

Posted in Action Days, Litter

Stones to Seek

These attractive painted stones have appeared on the Heath. Can you find them?

Photos: MN

Posted in Art

Weather takes its toll on trees

Fallen tree, Townsend Drive by postbox

Several trees on the Heath have succumbed to winter gales, some because of the ‘sail’ effects of ivy and the wind drag it causes, and others, including this dead hawthorn, to old age. This latter tree has fallen across the path along Townsend Drive.

Photo: PC

Posted in Townsend Drive, Trees, Weather

Bernards Heath weather 2017

Remember those days from late March to mid May when grass began to turn yellow and water restrictions were a distinct possibility? There was only 1.5 mm of rain in April, see above.  The summer was not particularly dry by comparison to previous years and the year was rounded off with the highest rainfall of the year of 98 mm, including 10 cm of snow on the 10th December. Read more ›

Posted in Weather

Christmas and New Year

Photo: JB

 

Posted in Milestones

Early Winter Snow

‘It’s not usually this cold on my tummy’

To children’s delight, 4 inches (10 cm) of snow fell on Sunday, 10th December.   It’s the most snow we’ve had, certainly over the last four years. Clinging snow brought down several branches of trees. Photo: JB

 

Posted in Weather

Autumn Action Day

Well done, and thank you, to everyone who helped with our action day on Sunday, 19th November. 

Litter and dumping of various items is a constant problem on the Heath, particularly around seating areas and on the sides of Harpenden Road.  We do our best to keep it clear and keep the Heath a welcoming area for public use.

Action days are not restricted to litter picking, and some of us worked on cleaning out the old water tank close to the old Judo Club. Read more ›

Posted in Action Days, Ariston site, Litter

Christmas on the Home Front – Bernards Heath in 1917

We’re having a tree at the St Saviour’s Christmas Tree Festival – our theme will be ‘Christmas on the home front in Bernards Heath in 1917‘. Read more ›

Posted in History, Milestones

Autumn Action Day

 

Posted in Action Days