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Can You Help Catalogue Wildlife in Essington?

The issues relating to the homes that have been signalled by developers within  the South Staffordshire Green Belt is still very much in my mind.

The latest information that I have suggests that the policy relating to future housing is still being discussed in South Staffordshire.

I am keen to fully understand the ecology and the wildlife of the land that fronts Linthouse Lane, Kitchen Lane Woodend road and Blackhalve Lane.

If any of my readers have been keeping photos and notes on Butterfly’s, Insects, Birds, Mammals trees and shrubs, please keep them – catalogue them as I may need to use your work for evidence relating to the fields now which are used currently for agricultural activities.

I want to have a great library of photo’s so that we can refute, the likely developers argument that this land is not of wildlife value.

I know there are Brown Hare as I have seen them myself, but I am informed that they are in decline and nowhere near as plentiful as they once were.

If there are any bird watching ‘experts’ or enthusiastic amateurs  who use the old mineral railway line, and The Monarchs Way as walk and who regularly who read my blogs, I am always open to advice…email@philbateman.com

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Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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