Our Publications

Since 2014, the Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust has published an annual high-quality print book, in its Adult Education Series, revealing aspects of the historic landscape and wildlife of the Trust’s reserves at Kelsale and Hasketon.  These have all been written, edited and produced "in house" (well, really "in the field"!) by our own members (or "Guardians"), with additional contributions by relevant experts with whom we work very closely.

 

You can submit your order to our Hon. Treasurer, in either of two ways —
by email confirming your bank transfer (preferably),
or by post to our Park House address with a cheque made payable to:
Suffolk Flora Preservation Trust.
The bank or address details that you need are on our Administration page.
Thank you!

WILDING AND WELL-BEING:
The Gift of two
Suffolk Nature Reserves

The contributions gathered in SFPT's sixth annual volume show how Suffolk people are already engaged in wilding, and also recognise the value of natural habitats to enhance well-being.  Since 2013, the management of the Trust's two reserves has been undertaken on a fully voluntary basis by a small committee of Guardians.  The dedicated efforts of these Guardians, along with biological records resulting from visits by specialist experts in different fields of botany and natural history, are accessible in digital form elsewhere on this website.

£14.00 (incl. P&P)

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AN ORDER FORM HERE!

All paid-up Guardians of Suffolk Preservation Trust are entitled to one complimentary copy, which will be distributed at the AGM on 18th January: the announcement here sets out alternative collection arrangements.

 

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RIPPLES & REFLECTIONS:
The water world of two
Suffolk Nature Reserves

In OUR FIFTH ANNUAL VOLUME, we decided that the theme for 2018 should be the aquatic environment on our reserves or, as we shall call it, the Water World.  We are pleased to have contributions from a talented group of writers.

 

£14.00 (incl. P&P)

 

 

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The fourth annual volume was compiled from contributions by Guardians to show how past ownership is reflected in the present condition of  the two Reserves, to describe different ways in which the Reserves are valued by Guardians, and to discuss options for present and future management to meet the objectives of the Charity.

£14.00 (incl. P&P)

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Please note that further stock of this book has been secured, so it's again available.

The 2016 book, Two Suffolk Nature Res-erves: the Legacy of Francis W. Simpson, edited by our Rose Battye and Janey Cullen, celebrates  the 30th anniversary of the Trust.

We hope that the unfolding story will resonate with other volunteers who may be struggling to save or foster something they think is important — in our case, a couple of small but exciting nature reserves near the Suffolk coast. 

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If you are interested in the dam earthworks and its associated features, many of which can still be seen in the Reserve today, then there is a complete guide written by our John Rainer in 2015.  It is entitled Simpson's Fromus Valley and Kelsale Park: A Guide to the Earthwork features of the Reserve, and you can download⬇︎the shorter first edition here

The full edition, 38 A4 pages in high-quality print, features a number of revisions, additions and new illustrations.

£12.00 (incl. P&P)

John also wrote a paper in 2015, being a detailed history of the park to transport you back to the days when it was the centrepiece for a family of leading medieval noblemen.  Entitled Simpson's Fromus Valley and Kelsale Park: A Brief History of the Medieval Park, you can download⬇︎it here.

There is a related on-screen article too, summarising both subjects, that you can view here.

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2014 at Simpson's Fromus Valley and Orchid Glade by our Laurie Forsyth is a collection of Seasonal Diary reports, images and reflections on one year in the two Reserves.

 

£12.00 (incl. P&P)

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