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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Today was a really busy and active day at Top Meadow garden. We planted lots more primrose and forget me nots. We then moved to the ravine to check on the pond life there and found a variety of pond insects, to add to our flora and fauna catalogue. We […]
We saw new plants and new faces this week in Top Meadow Garden, planting meadowsweet, babbingtons leek and willowherb. We also got out our bug hunting kits and looked at lots of bugs while we were doing so (and found plenty of worms!).
Volunteers continued to restore the river bank last week and clear the built up deadwood and bramble from the riverside making room for young saplings, native trees and plants. Its starting to look really beautiful and they have created another little walk through of the wooded area upon the bank.
We planted mroe wild strawberries today in the top meadow garden and decided upon laying a new path through one of the beds as the children were naturally drawn to cross the beds at this point. We made a few of our own pots using paper and pot shapers and […]
Forest Futures volunteers continued work on Ten Acres this week and along the overgrown banks near riverbrook meadow/broadmeadow they discovered a large old apple tree deep in the overgrowth, surrounded by beautiful lilac trees previously obscured and a few wild dog roses. A stunnig hidden grove of beauty now on […]
The volunteer team over on the other side of the rea got stuck in today picking up a considerable amount of litter from the bank and clearing some more weed trees and bramble that had overrun the river. Its not really starting to take shape as a beautiful landscape again […]