Posted on November 19, 2012 by Jess kyle
Back in April, the Nature’s Gym volunteers made two visits to of Upper Pepys Park to start clearing the nature area. We dug up some of the buddleia that had been planted and continued to cut it back from some of the path network. However, we had to be careful cutting any buddlleia because were in bird nesting season and the last thing that we wanted to do was disturb them and their nests! The plan behind this was to increase the meadow areas and create more habitat diversity.
Clearing the Buddleia
This time we were working outside of the bird nesting season so were able to start tackling the masses of Buddleia that seems to be swamping the other trees including poplars. As always there was still some bramble to cut through first, but the volunteers toiled on and got plenty of work done. It was a fantastic effort by all and I am sure that they are looking forward to getting stuck in again next week!
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Posted on April 2, 2012 by Jess kyle
Following on from our session last week, the Nature’s Gym volunteers continued with their work at Upper Pepys Nature Park. There was still plenty of work to do in the meadow areas and along the footpaths.
Clearing the meadow
Getting to work in the meadow areas
We also dug up some of the buddleia that had been planted and continued to cut it back from some of the path network. We had to be careful cutting any buddlleia because we are now in bird nesting season and the last thing that we wanted to do was disturb them and their nests!
Clearing the buddleia
Of course, it isn’t all work with Nature’s Gym, there is always time for a catch up with a cup of tea and some biscuits! In case you were wondering, our favourties are fig rolls and jammy dodgers!
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