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Welcome to this issue of ‘RURAL POST’ 

This is an e-mail newsletter extension of the RURAL - Jersey Country Life magazine. 
The earlier issues of this newsletter can be viewed at www.ruraljersey.co.uk/rural-post 

 
It is not quite RURAL magazine, but….
… there is always quite a long gap between the quarterly issues of the magazine, so this helps, as best we can, to fill the gap in between.

The Spring 2022 issue of RURAL is readily available in some 300 locations in Jersey. It can also be read digitally at www.ruraljersey.co.uk.  

SIGNS OF THE TIMES

Two giant puffin sculptures at Plémont headland were unveiled earlier this month by the National Trust for Jersey and ‘Birds on the Edge’. The picture was taken by Hannah Voak, who also took the picture of the work in the potato field.
 
We welcome photographs from readers that illustrate the changing year in agriculture and the countryside. We can credit the photographer or else they can be sent anonymously if preferred.

FOOD AND FARMING

RETURNING SEASONAL WORKERS
TO BE ENTITLED TO FREE HEALTHCARE

Agricultural workers may soon access free healthcare on their return to the Island, after Jersey’s Minister for Health and Social Services announced he was bringing forward revised rules.
 

UPDATE ON BIRD FLU RESTRICTIONS

Bird flu restrictions and associated biosecurity measures will end in Jersey on Liberation Day (9 May) unless the situation suddenly deteriorates, the Island’s Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed.
 

GARDENING

NO MOW MAY: FOUR REASONS
TO STOP MOWING YOUR LAWN IN MAY

Gardeners are being asked to say ‘no’ to the mow next month and instead transform their lawns into a paradise for pollinators. 
 

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

ASIAN HORNETS: FIRST NEST OF 2022
FOUND IN JERSEY

Jersey’s first Asian hornet nest of the year was discovered earlier this month after volunteers received a callout from a local business at Longueville.  
 

ECRÉHOUS SEABIRD PROTECTION STATUS
COMES INTO FORCE

New restrictions came into effect at Les Ecréhous this month after areas of the site were given special protection status to safeguard the breeding activities and nesting of wild birds.
 

JERSEY HEDGEHOG SURVEY 2022

The Jersey Hedgehog Preservation Group is asking Islanders to record any sightings of hedgehogs through their online survey, available from now until the end of November.
 

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Alasdair Crosby

Editor, RURAL – Jersey Country Life magazine and website

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