A brisk walk this morning on a local patch, Ashlawn Cutting, an area that is on my doorstep but somewhere I hardly venture in too. I was first introduced to the cutting, forty five years ago by stalwart members of the local Rugby Natural History Society, long before its management fell to the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. The cutting in those days was very open, part due to the fact the railway (Great Central) had closed only a few years previous. I remember recording species with the likes of Bill Mason, Lynn Rushall, Bertha McCleod, Eric Maughan and many others. I suppose this should become my local patch again!