The bird feeder area is working again. Marcus and myself got the new squirrel-proof steel poles in, which was quite some feat… I recycled part of the old wooden posts to make a top from which to hang the feeders. Really pleased with the outcome.
The damage caused by the squirrels was pretty terminal.
It is nice to see the area working again. Our first visitors were a pair of blue tits that went on to investigate one of the bird-boxes. Great feeling of doing the right thing.
We also cleared a bit of bramble from the path. The bramble has many benefits for a huge amount of wildlife but left unchecked and it will take over and smother the growth of everything else. It also becomes quite poor at producing a decent fruit harvest after its second year of growth, so cutting it right back on a three year cycle is recommended.
We made habitat piles with the cuttings and raked the cleared ground to help stimulate dormant wildflower seeds.
Lastly, I did another hammy little video to bring the greenway to life for everyone. I don’t think I will be giving up my day job just yet…
Next one is at Berrybanks on Wednesday 28th March 10:30 start.