TomG

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Can I fish anywhere?

One of the most popular country pass-times is fishing. But if you’re new to this relaxing, and yet, stimulating country pursuit, you may be unsure of what you can and can’t do. There are codes of conduct that everyone is expected to abide by that are there to benefit all those who take part. I
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Is blackberry picking legal?

Yes it is legal, provided you aren’t picking blackberries to sell or for any commercial purpose. There is a ‘Theft Act’ which may help to make this a little clearer for anyone tempted to venture onto land, which they don’t own, to pick a bucket of blackberries with a view to making a few jars
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Should I leave a wasp nest alone?

The answer to this is no if the nest is anywhere near your home, or habitation generally. We’ve all been hassled by the odd wasp turning up and, aggressively, intruding with the threat of stinging. The thing about wasps is that they don’t start bothering us until late in the year. They start to show
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Are ants dangerous?

Out and about in the open country or walking along river banks, I occasionally encounter an ants nest. The usual times when they become a problem is when we find somewhere suitable for a picnic. We start to make ourselves comfortable, then discover that we’re right-near, or on top of, an ants nest. I don’t
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