Sunday, 27 December 2009

A date for your diary.

Mark Nowers, the RSPB warden at Wolves Wood, has offered to organise a moth hunt on Saturday the 12th June
It will mean an early start, investigating the trap, which will have been set up the previous evening.
We will just have time to demolish some bacon butties, before Mark guides us round the wood, to look for and listen to the local birds.

This moth was keeping in the shade on the trunk of our old apple tree. A Red underwing, I think. I might be more positive after the Moth Hunt!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Hedge Laying Day

Following a week of horrible weather, we had a lovely sunny day for our hedge laying workshop, bright and not too cold. Bob Howe and Geoff Kistner spent Tuesday preparing the next length of overgrown and unmanaged hedge, which made the task a little easier for the volunteers.

Although thinned out, the remaining growth still needed to be unravelled and trimmed, before the skilled work could start.
After a short break for a soupy lunch and cake, the team continued laying and then fixing the new hedge with stakes and binders.
Next year the new growth should be thick and strong , a good habitat for birds and other wee beasties.
They resulting bit of hedge looks good, with another section to the right that will be tackled later on. Our thanks go to Jim Wallden from Haskett Ltd, who was an expert guide and kindly left some binders for our use, the refreshment team and all those who helped before and on the day.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Peter Berry

Members of the group were very sad to learn that Peter Berry, Babergh District Council's Countryside Officer, had died suddenly last week.
He has helped and supported the development of our new community woodland scheme and will be missed by us and all people that knew him and shared his love of the countryside.