We ahven’t updated in while so here is a big gallery of what we’ve been up to! Lots of balsam bashing, path clearance as the brambles sneak back in, painting, leaf prints with wax, blackberry eating and plums!
Spotted by Volunteer Stephanie. First logged June 2021 Epipactis Helleborine, common names – Broad Leaved Helleborine Family Orchid Status Common (AWVP) Ten Acres Habitation Appeared in mid 2021 after works to the canopy light and path restoration. Two single specimens found so far, one by the pathway just before the […]
Top meadow garden is now home to a small fairy village nestled on and around the hibernaculum using natural materials to decorate thier ‘gardens’ thanks to the kids of the top meadow gardening club! Can you spot them on your next trip out in ten acres ?
This week it was very rainy so we spent most of our time under the tarp in the woodland staying warm and dry. However, we did venture out to build a magical fairy door/house on top of the hibernaculum complete with its own little garden and decorations (courtesy of violet […]
Spotted by Volunteer Morgan on 11/06/2021. Lissotriton Vulgaris (Smooth Newt) Statistics Length: 7-11cmAverage lifespan: 6 years Conservation status Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.
This weeks top meadow gardening club has EXCITING news! We went to look at the tadpoles in the hidden pond, the middle sized pond in the middle of ten acres wood. Here we captured a few tadpole and froglets and looked at the differences between them. While doing so, one […]
Common pipistrelle Scientific name: Pipistrellus Pipistrellus Location Confirmed near the Bewedly Road Entrance on either side of the river near the banks. Conservation status Protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981. European Protected Species under Annex IV of the European Habitats Directive. More information found here […]
It’s official! There are definately bats in Ten Acres and we are working on figuring out what we have now. It was an absolute pleasure to discover that we had bats right where we had placed two bat boxes earlier this year so its very exciting times! We definately have […]
We had a super busy half term this week in Ten Acres with our two volunteering groups! First of all the families in top meadow garden laid down some membrane to supress the bramble roots around the apple tree and reclaim the area for the orchard. The kids loved helping […]
We are exploring the pondlife in Ten Acres pond by pond with a series of pond dipping activities. We will add them here grouped by pond as each will have thier own set of pondlife in them. This is “The Ravine” a small pond near basecamp 1 with some logs […]