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Theft and Vandalism

Theft Friends of Bernards Heath tries to protect, preserve and enhance the Heath for the benefit of the neighbourhood as a whole, but sometimes it seems that thoughtlessness and downright theft are conspiring against us. Anyone who has walked along

Posted in Beech Bottom Dyke, Theft, Vandalism

Can you spot these Plants on the Heath?

1 Field Woundwort – crimson-purple flowers, can be used to heal wounds 2 Green Alkanet – a member of the forget-me-not family with blue flowers. It is common in damp shady areas. 3 White Dead-nettle – has leaves that look

Posted in Flowers, Plants

Spring Action Day

More than 20 people, including these young helpers, turned up for our Action Day on 24th March – maybe it had something to do with the weather which was great.  Lots of other bags were placed around the Heath for

Posted in Action Days, Beech Bottom Dyke, Litter, Maintenance

First Snow of Winter

About 2 cm of snow fell over the night 22/23 January and rapidly disappeared. The last substantial fall of snow was in December 2017. The weather was good enough to see the first phase of the ‘blood red moon’ over

Posted in Weather

Muntjac Deer Found Dead on the Heath

A Muntjac Deer was found dead by the side of Harpenden Road opposite the entrance to the old Fire Station.  Both sides of the road are wooded near this area and probably provide cover for these animals., although one has

Posted in Accidents, Photos, Safety

Autumn Action Day

Posted in Action Days, Litter, Maintenance

Autumn Fungi

Photo: RM

Posted in Autumn

Missing Beagle Dog

Posted in Lost

Planned destruction of recently restored fence

A well planned act of wanton destruction took place on the path between Spinney Cottage and Harpenden Road last Thursday or Friday, 23rd/24th August. A fence that was recently repaired was taken apart and sawn up to make a ramp

Posted in Maintenance, Vandalism

Parchmarks on Bernards Heath

Telltale signs In very dry weather the grass of Verulamium Park shows clear signs of the Roman buildings below the surface. Bernards Heath, not to be outdone, has its own version, but indicating more recent history. The marks in the

Posted in Features, History, Weather