Victoria, Tom, Marcus and myself managed to cover about half a mile on the trail today. We started at the underpass and worked southwards to the Drummond Road entrance.
We are just keeping bramble runners off the path and picking up any litter at this time of the year.
Up and down shots looking good.
I did indulge myself in a little bit of wildlife habitat creation.
We need to thin the young trees all along this section to get as much dappled sunlight onto the path as possible.
Our coffee and cookie break was on-the-hoof again, due to no benches on this stretch, but we have a plan, so watch this space.
Loads of people using the path with many showing an interest in joining in. Lots of benefits in doing so and plenty of different things to engage with.
In September we are making an insect hotel to enhance the area around bench #2. This adds another layer of interest and biodiversity.
Here is how to make one…
With this in mind, we need to start collecting logs, bricks, bamboo canes, and anything else that creates nooks, crannies and burrowing holes.
Bench #1 has our bird-feeders, bench #2 will be the insect hotel and bird-boxes, bench #3 is our living hedgerow and bench #4 is our wildflower mini-meadow and reed-bed. It’s a pretty diverse and interesting run of different habitats to enjoy.
Until next time!