Urban Extension and Me

Why Urban Extension? It’s how the UK Government describes our parish of Corfe Mullen.

It’s actually an ancient Dorset settlement (dating back to Roman times) five miles from the seaport of Poole on the south coast of England, but to them we’re just an “extension” of Poole.

A few years back they wanted to give permission for 700 new houses to be built on the green-belt Waterloo Valley that surrounds the village. My Patch. Big mistake!

Upton Heath - one of several lowland heaths in our parish

Upton Heath – one of several lowland heaths in our parish

There were so many reasons why we couldn’t let this happen, but the one that really made me mad was the unnecessary destruction of important wildlife habitats.  Over the last 10 years we’ve persuaded them that it’s too precious to build on (at least for the next 20 years), but we’re still on our guard!

This blog is about My Patch and its wildlife and countryside.

View from Corfe Mullen down to the Waterloo Valley

View from Corfe Mullen down to the Waterloo Valley

Please feel free to comment on ANY entries you find interesting (or boring!).

I love to hear from EVERYONE who visits.

Upton Heath

View across Upton Heath towards Poole, the harbour and the Purbecks beyond.

Me? I’m Jane, amateur naturalist, trail-runner with a dodgy knee, video-photographer, badger vaccinator, and inhabitant of the “Urban Extension”. You can find me on Twitter @WildlifeStuff

To start reading some of my blog posts click here

Me - To the woods, to the woods!

Me – To the woods, to the woods!

 

 

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