Weekender Plus

We had our weekender where youngsters can get some of their Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteer hours under their belts. We did a bit more clearing of ivy, seeding with a wildflower mix, and litter picking.

The wildflower seed mix contains cornflowers, flax, forget-me-not, chamomile, shrubby hare’s ear, marigold, safflower, bullwort, corncockle and honesty. We have used the same mix for years now and nothing peculiar or unwanted has ever grown.

There is a group called Trash Free Trails that encourage litter picking along paths like ours. I have logged our litter pick for this week.

The weekday work party saw us getting a bench in our underpass wildflower clearing. We feel it’s important to provide seating of some sort, so people can enjoy the wildflowers and watch the bug life.

This whole area is going to be so full of wildlife in a few months. Because it’s in deep cutting it becomes an absolute suntrap. We can push the scrubby edges back over the next few years.

We need to do something with the underpass. If we just paint it white, it will get graffitied again. Any ideas?

Flora and fauna identified and recorded on iRecord this week.

Next week we are creating bug hotels with the pallets that people have kindly given us. Cycle-of-life kinda stuff with wildflowers – pollen – insects – seeds – birds – small mammals. We will start at Potford Dam.

Until next week!


About Paul

Just trying to create a slice of wildlife and a place for people to chill out and meet new friends in this crazy world that we live in.
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