Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Sunday Volunteers - 9th July

The task on Sunday was pulling the Himalayan Balsam along the river bank between the canoe slalom and Cardington lock. A small group of vols got stuck in and managed to clear the stretch. It was quite a transformation as prior to starting we couldn't even see the river. On completion the river was back in view and our native plants now have room to breath! Taking the Balsam out now prevents it seeding and so hopefully next year we'll have less to deal with. Following photo's supplied by Danny Fellman:

Before
After

A big pile of Himalayan Balsam, one of several!
On the birding front some good news this week with the confirmed breeding of the Common Terns which have used the new tern raft this year. We spotted at least 2 chicks on the raft on Saturday morning. EG has been ringing in the Rough, completing the annual CES visits. These have been going really well so far this year and on Monday the 10th 50+ birds were processed including a second Lesser Whitethroat juvenile.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunday Volunteers - *** Date Change ***

Please note the Sunday Volunteers date for July has been changed to the 9th. This is to accommodate the Race for Life which is in the park this weekend (1st and 2nd). We are likely to be Himalayan Balsam pulling along the river at Cardington Lock.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Evening Guided Walk - 06/06/2017 - CANCELLED

Sadly this event has been cancelled due to lack of bookings. There is another one in July:

July 11th 7pm - Evening Guided Walk

If you would like to come along please make sure you book in advance.