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Environment and green issues by the Ramsbury Raven. We love to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable practices.

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RAMSBURY & AXFORD PLAY AREAS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Background information on the redevelopment of the three playgrounds which was completed in July 2014. Delivered by Amanda Horner (volunteer Project Manager and Charity Chair) and Ron Young (Ramsbury & Axford Parish Council). The Parish of Ramsbury and Axford is located in the county of Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Ramsbury and Axford is situated within an...
Have you ever seen a white peacock? This video is the first time I ever saw a white peacock, I captured this beauty at an Estate in Scotland last year. He was absolutely stunning, unfortunatly for this poor fellow the indifferent ladies didn't appreciate his beauty as much as I did.
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https://youtu.be/1wGyYd2ofZk Bumble bees and honey bees feeding on wild roses. Beekeeping is an art - so far science has scarcely touched it. For thousands of years bees have provided humankind with its main source of sugar and even today our way with bees is infinitely less scientific than say our control over the...
The Curse of Recycling Black Plastic in Wiltshire The black plastic generally used by supermarkets for their ready meals is CPET: Crystalline Polyethylene Terephthalate and it’s a truly astonishing material. This modern plastic is not only suitable for food, it’s freezer proof, microwavable, oven proof and extremely cheap to supply and manufacture. The super powers of this biologically indestructible plastic...
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The 'Beast from the East' hits Ramsbury   Ramsbury was transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland after being blanketed with snow. The 'Beast from the East' brought heavy snow to Ramsbury to leave it looking majestically beautiful. After sunrise, the clear blue skies left Ramsbury roads and pavements icy and rather precarious.
Mindfulness: A moment of calm on the River Kennet Having a tough day? For your sensory pleasure take just one minute and time out to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of nature; gushing water, wildlife and bird song. Can you spot the trout?
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When you go for walks in the countryside around Ramsbury you’re sure to find the River Kennet sooner or later and at first sight you think it is just a stream or hole full of rather muddy water. Perhaps the stretch of the Kennett is large enough for a boat or clear enough to swim or paddle in, you...
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Wonderous Water Boatmen Have you ever seen little dark coloured insects floating about in a pond, just under the Water? They have three pairs of legs; one pair is very long and spread out, so that they look like two little oars. Perhaps this is why these insects are called water boatmen. These powerful long legs are covered in tiny hairs...
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BBC Wiltshire Radio onsite at the River Kennet in Ramsbury to chat to village schoolchildren on their ARK Trout Release     Class 2 and Class 3 from Ramsbury Primary School walked down to the Kennet Triangle today to release their class-raised baby trout and be interviewed by the BBC. A journalist from BBC Wiltshire Radio was on hand to speak to...
Ferocious Fathers of the River Kennet - Sticklebacks In nearly every natural pond and stream across the UK - especially the River Kennet which is the perfect stickleback habitat, you will find numbers of these tiny fishes called. They have a sort of pet name, too, for many children (and grown-ups) call them Tiddlers. If you suddenly turn over the...

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