But before we get into benches, look at the Dino Trail – Sophie C has created new maps and there are other bits that I just need to format to get on there – it looks really good. This is all part of the DofE Award that Sophie has been working towards. Brilliant work!
Poppies – if you cast your mind back to last year, you will remember that I harvested what felt like a million poppy seeds from a field next to the Dunchurch Bridleway (another trail that I have been working on). It connects to Cawston Greenway at one end and National Cycle Network 41 at the other, so it’s our umbilical cord to the Mothership. Anyway, Marcus and me spent ages putting the poppy seeds in, along with loads of others, in the autumn of last year.
Here is the result at Potford Dam clearing…
There is a whole load of other wildflowers in there, we just didn’t really have time to get into it, but we did spot a couple of new ones.
I restained the bench at the birdfeeder clearing whilst the technical guys fixed the second rectangle picnic bench. We will replace the first rectangle picnic bench with a couple of pedestal benches at some point.
Victoria also has something brewing so watch this space… Exciting just does not come close!!
Views up and down showing the path filling up with colour, and our next traunch of bird nesting boxes for the sections of path either side of the underpass, with 25mm (blue tits, etc) and 28mm (great tits, etc) hole protectors to keep the predators at bay.
Newly spotted wildflowers…
Next week we are at Potford Dam doing work on the picnic bench and clearing the bramble out of the wildflower clearing. Then staining the rest of the picnic benches working northwards.
Join us!! If you are worried about joining an established group just bring biscuits and we will love you forever. Or just pop along for a chat and get to know us for a few weeks before joining in, if that helps. We have all been there so we all know how it feels.
Lastly – PATRON PATRON PATRON!!! I know times are hard but if enough people donate £2, £3 or £5 a month it makes such a difference. We have some amazing things planned for the autumn to make the path even better for everyone…
Until next week!