Thursday, 16 March 2017

We have a selection of garden tools and other items that were bought for planting our trees which are no longer needed
We are asking for a donation of £5.00 or more for the border spades, forks, lump hammer and long handled rakes-- great for collecting up leaves and long grass.
We also have spare canes, wooden stakes, ridged plastic and spiral tree guards and would just like a donation for these.
Please contact me-- if you would like to inspect the goods and live locally.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Next working party

There will be a short, two hour working party on Saturday 27th Feb.starting at 10 o'clock.
You will need strong gloves, seqateurs and loppers as we shall be continuing  to tidy up the hedgerow and trees along the ride near the pond.
Newcomers will be very welcome.
Sadly this volunteer for out last working party missed it totally!

We have a new email address
a page on Facebook.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The busy natural world.

This is a lovely time of year.  The wood is  brimming over with wildflowers, bees, birds and insects.  Not so many butterflies about this year, Lots of Hover Flies and other flying beasties.
Hover Flies

Cardinal Beetle

Six-spot Burnet moth on Yellow Rattle Seeds
 The logs that can be used as an outside classroom, have been  tipped over. Let's hope that this will be the only thoughtless prank during long  summer evenings!
The re-arranged children's seating area

Teasel flower heads in the sunset.
After heaving the logs back into their original upright position, I took this photo ofa very prickly teasel plant. I wonder why?

Friday, 3 July 2015

The wood's looking good

The rides have been given a second cut, avoiding most of the clover and other wildflowers.The bees, butterlies and moths are emerging.

Wildflowers are sprouting

Saturday, 18 April 2015

We had our first working party this year, to cut back the hedge that runs alongside the public footpath in the wood. We removed a lot of the brambles that were rampaging in the undergtowth and generally trimmed back branches.
All the hedges surounding  the wood are old and have  mature and coppiced trees dotted along them for added interest. Sadly the hedge that we were working on today is atarted to have gaps in it where animals and people cut throught from the meadow.Ways of restoring the hedgrow was discussed as we worked and we decided to block an expanding gap at the back of the play equipment, to encourage the children to use thenearby bridge acess into the wood.
Those people who use Facebook might like
or you might like to see more people at work on Flickr