The Bluebells in Beckenham were looking fantastic when Nature’ Gym visited yesterday. The smell of the flowers really hit you as you stood among them. It certainly was a great day to out volunteering in the park! It is also very encouraging for the volunteers to see bluebells on patches where they had dug up brambles earlier in the year, it really made all that work worthwhile!
The volunteers were at Beckenham to create some dead hedges to block off the desire lines through the woods. They started off by banging fence posts in to the ground and then collected wood to weave around them. Anything can be used to weave between the posts as long as you don’t disturb existing habitats! You should also leave ‘dead wood‘ piles because these are also very important habitats.
These hedges not only make use of cut bramble and sycamore, but they can also make great wildlife habitats. Even while we were there a robin started taking an interest!