The haymaking is in full swing as I write this. The round bales make a temporary perch for owls as they hunt the newly mown grass.

Checking the bird boxes that were put up this year has shown that Blue tits are the most popular occupants.

It has been a good year for the Green woodpeckers and the juveniles are learning the skills of ant hunting!

The KSCP volunteers worked hard on the river restoring some of the ragstone features that provide valuable habitat. 

It is three years since the passing of Lionel Evans a loyal friend and employee of the Estate.

He is greatly missed a knowledgeable countryman.

The recent hot weather has seen some trees losing their limbs as a result of stress. Hopefully, we may get a shower to refresh the garden plants and grassland. Many thanks must go to the folk that reported a lamb in distress, the farmers are grateful when such situations are reported.

If you do have any unusual sightings please let us know.Once again tthank youfor helping to protect this wonderful Estate.