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"Looking for something to pass the time I happened to glance at the various plants growing on the station walls, and especially the small cushion like ones growing on the wall tops. I knew it was moss that I was looking at but how did they survive on such an unpromising habitat and how many different species were there?"

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Smartphone Safari

Every weekend on BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Oxford we broadcast a Smartphone Safari. Listen along as we explore some of our fantastic reserves and introduce you to the wildlife you can see. 

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Spring Birdsong Walk

Saturday 19th April 2014,
8.30am - 11.00am

Venue: Lower Farm bird hide car park, off Hambridge Lane, Newbury, Berks

Linking the Landscape joint event with the Newbury District Ornithological Club (NDOC). This walk starts at the bird hide at Lower Farm lake; then takes a walk up to Bowdown Woods to listen to and identify the varied spring birdsong.

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