Spring has sprung, right out of a railway carriage. It must have been a bumpy ride for the rest of the journey…
Our great friend Andrew has made us five more bird-boxes. We have placed these between Berrybanks and where the path that runs behind Henry Hinde Junior School, from Apple Grove park, and joins the greenway.
As an aside, I went to Henry Hinde Junior School and us children would wave at the passing trains pulling a cargo of whatever to Rugby Portland Cement (now Cemex). We always got a friendly wave back.
Anyway, Jana, Danielle, Aaron, Marcus and Paul got the bird-boxes up. They need to be facing between North and East so as not to catch the sun and cook any eggs, be high enough to deter human tampering and have a clear flight path in and out so predators cannot sit outside the box waiting for chicks to fledge.
Marcus and Aaron tried to move a fallen tree, or cut a path around it.
Trying to move it was impossible. The whole tree is being held up by a much smaller tree. People have started to go under the tree as they walk the path. Please go up and over. If it suddenly gives way you might be trapped under it for a long time!!! We made a path over at the root end.
We have done loads of work on the northern end of the path. We have benches and clearings, bird-boxes and bridges. We are committed to making the whole length of the greenway a really good experience.
Next one is Wednesday starting at the clearing where the Cawston Bridleway crosses and putting down an annual cornfield mix in the bench clearings. This will add a blast of colour and attract insects and birds.
I would like late spring and summer workdays to have an element of identifying and recording flora and fauna. I appreciate that this is not for everyone, so we will work out a way to accommodate everybody.
Great work today,