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Helens GWT Blogs

You will find all of Helens blogs here, with the latest being at the head of the list.

Is it June?

Is it June? A mixed bag for us in early June, with showers, sunshine and cool nights if not cold at times. A wolf in sheep’s clothing springs to mind as I am sad to report losses in our local wildlife this week. The colourful Greater Spotted

June - a blog from Gillian

As we acknowledged the Mental Health Awareness week earlier in May and recent statistics showed: - 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem of some kind each year & - 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem


"Doing the Right Thing" May has arrived in actual sunshine for many and all the more welcome for some blue sky and warmth. Birds are sitting everywhere both ground nesting birds and song birds in woods and hedgerow whilst keepers are working hard to

Happy Easter

Easter is early this year isn’t it – holidays for most schools and an opportunity to join in daily jobs – lambing, calving, helping out collecting eggs, or getting out and about checking what is about on the hill and heather burning if there is a

February -Heart and Head

Heart and Head February has seemingly galvanised the countryside into action! Certainly, farmers are being proactive as are many other organisations especially with an up and coming election to sway hearts and minds. Gamekeeper groups and

January 2024!

Already over half way through January and we have a winter! Snow and ice which in some places has become a rarity, and in others the usual routines kick in. For the rest of the lowground season it is largely a positive although extra feeding. For

Helen's Christmas Blog

Christmas is almost here, and most of us celebrate being together with our families, our friends, good food and time with each other. Some more than others of course but even in our daily work, on shoots, out stalking – we can celebrate what we

November 2023

As I write this message, we are experiencing more rain in North Yorkshire, but have escaped the floods which others have been suffering. Shoots are well underway, and the Red Deer Hind season has commenced. The work goes on whatever the weather as
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