Previous updates from 2012
October working party
main purpose of the day was to "Hunt the Monkey Puzzle Tree" and
remove some of the sycamore saplings and undergrowth that are
threatening to crowd them out. The adults worked hard to make a start on
this in the morning lead by Bob Holland of the Greensand Trust, and in
the afternoon Alexe Rose of the Trust helped educate us all about
the conservation of the Monkey Puzzles.
above also gave us a fine impression
of a monkey. Although the proper name is a Chilean Pine, apparently the
name Monkey Puzzle comes from 1850 in Cornwall where they were imported
to Pencarrow House and they thought
monkeys would find them difficult to climb. In South America they are
grown for their nuts, rather like pine nuts.
And the new notice board is up! Photo's by Roger Seldon
First working party of the year - 26 February
Sunday saw the first working party and the erection of the new notice board at the Sandy Lane entrance. The
frame which is a real example of superb craftsmanship was constructed by
committee member Frank Grover. Thanks to all who took part.
Cleaning out the nest boxes ready for spring. All the boxes were occupied last year.
The snowdrops, crocuses and emerging bluebells are all on view at the moment...