We had another good old poke about in the path that runs on the Cawston side of the main path.
What we are trying to do is create a second 225 metre path along the edge of part of the greenway. This creates a better there-and-back walk for everybody and breaks up a totally dead zone. The tree canopy has been allowed to become far too dense and nothing can grow underneath it. It needs to be thinned out and different trees allowed to grow to vary the structure. This will mean a much more healthy and biodiverse path, great views from the new route, and loads more wildlife.
We now have butterflies chasing around, spiders making webs and birds flitting in and out from the wildflower meadow.
Great views, too.
Coffee and cookie break at the halfway point.
We can develop a wildlife-friendly hedge along this bit in September.
Flora and fauna spotted:-
Next week we are replacing the smashed-up bench with something that is a bit of fun and practical.
See you next week!