Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Attention focussed in Benson at the Millbrook Mead Nature Reserve. With a team from Wallingford Green Gym and Keith Tibbs we managed to clear the previously cut material from the wildflower meadow and increase the size of the compost heap significantly. Keith followed up by mowing the meadow to give it a final "crew cut".
Tuesday, 7 September 2010
Little to report from Ewelme - I carried out by butterfly transect survey as the weather for the rest of the week does not look too promising. Just 5 species with the 3 common whites plus singles of Small Tortoiseshell and Speckled Wood. Hopefully the flowering Ivy will boost numbers of Red Admirals and maybe others in the next week or so. The only other excitement was fishing out a dumped bicycle for the PCSO's to take away. Stalwart Peter Harden cut the paths on the reserve and I managed another section of the top meadow.
Sunday, 5 September 2010
Saturday, 4 September 2010
A very successful mornings effort with 14 volunteers plus another 10 members of Sonning Common Green Gym. All of the vegetation from the wildflower meadow was removed to adjacent compost areas, a start was made on mowing the meadow and a couple of beds along the high street were cleared. All followed by a BBQ put on by the "Friends" with plenty to eat and drink.
Friday, 3 September 2010
Day spent brushcutting flower meadows at Millbrook Mead and Ewelme. Very grateful for help from Keith Tibbs but more offers of help always welcome. Big day at Ewelme tomorrow - removing the cut herbage from the wildflower meadow followed by BBQ supplied by "Friends of Ewelme Watercress Beds".