Jeff Davis and Nikki M am 7C 4 Carrion Crow, Buzzard sitting in tree across brook, 2 Goldfinch, several Blue tits and Great tits, Wood pigeon, Kestrel, 3 male Blackbirds, a pair of Mandarin ducks. Frogspawn on Bottom Pond, dead … Continue reading
Just two members turned up for last weekend’s work party on the reserve. The annual bird box survey was completed for Liz’s Wood and on the reserve side of the brook for JMNR, leaving just the boxes on the other … Continue reading
The final JMNR work party of the year will take place on Saturday 18th November. The main tasks to be undertaken will include our annual bird box survey and the raking up of recently cut vegetation. To help at the … Continue reading
The main tasks for this weekend’s work party will be cutting back the brambles encroaching onto the margins of the Middle Pond as well as raking up hedge cuttings and other cut and dead vegetation around the site. We also … Continue reading
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Just three members turned up for this morning’s work party. However, all the proposed tasks were carried out: removing large areas of Cleavers, cutting the butterfly transect paths and removing some vegetation around the Hide Pond to enable recording for the Dragonfly … Continue reading
This month’s work party will focus on keeping the paths clear and removing some of the Cleavers that are coating the site. To help at the work party, meet at the reserve on Saturday, 22nd July at 9:30 am. We … Continue reading
This month’s work party was carried out a little earlier in the month so that the main task, cutting back and digging up roots of brambles encroaching on paths, could be completed without disturbing nesting birds. As a consequence, only … Continue reading
The main task of the day will be clearing any brambles encroaching on the paths. There are also some grass clippings to be raked and collected from the paths. To help out at the work party, meet at the reserve … Continue reading
Four members attended this month’s work party in showery but mild conditions. The west ditch was cleared as planned, Buddleia pruned (all four), and various areas cleared of dead vegetation. See the separate post for the wildlife sightings.
This month we will be clearing the north and west ditches of any accumulated debris and obstructions. Typically this involves lifting out broken branches, cutting back bramble runners, removing any tall vegetation, raking along the channel and possibly shovelling out … Continue reading