Bee Orchids in Cuddington
A patch of bee orchids has suddenly appeared in the wild life strip around one of the rape fields close to Cuddington! This is completely unexpected as they haven’t been seen before (as far as I am aware) and normally grown in chalky soils: you’d expect them in open Chilterns grassland for instance.
If you walk on the footpaths around the village and keep your eyes peeled, you will see them right by the path.
Track Way Improvement, and a Village Pond?
The track that runs eastwards from Frog Lane towards Ridgebarn Farm is known for its mud, and for the pigs that live alongside the first section. Its borders are very overgrown so, although a lot of good trees have been planted, they are hidden by the scrub and fallen timber and weeds.
Waddesdon Estates farm the large arable field to the north (on your left), and within a little thicket at the top of the field is a pond.
Greener Cuddington and your Parish Council are seeking to cooperate with Waddesdon Estates to tidy up the border between the track and the field, and also the pond edges so that the views are improved, and the pond becomes an enjoyable feature.
We are looking for a small team of people to work with Waddesdon in this and will be presenting the opportunity at the Village Meeting on April 18th 2012.