We held two conservation afternoons this Autumn in the small area of woodland at the north side of our park. Thank you to all of you who came along and joined in and also to those of you who couldn’t join us, but sent tasty cakes to keep the volunteers going.
Our initial focus has been to start cutting back growth around the existing main paths through the wood which have become rather overgrown, as well as gradually reducing some of the more invasive species such as holly and non-native species such as laurel. The reason for doing this is to open up the floor of the woodland slightly to allow any existing dormant woodland plants to reassert themselves.
If you walk through the woods from Ancells Road you will see what a great job our volunteers have done.
The event on the 27th September was run in conjunction with the Environment & Faith Festival. You can find out more about this fantastic festival here: http://www.eaffestival.moonfruit.com/.