Monday, 27 July 2009

Some future dates for your diary

Thursday 24th September 2009 - our next bi monthly meeting in the Town Hall @ 7.30 pm.

Thursday 22nd October 2009 - our AGM, also @ 7.30 pm.

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

August Work Day

Our next work day is on August 9th. Meet as usual at the visitors' centre for a 10 am start.

Bi monthly meeting at the Town Hall

Our next meeting is on Thursday 16th July at 7.30 pm. All are wellcome.

Work Day Sunday 13th July 2009

Yet another sunny day. In the morning we 'pruned' some Giant Knot Weed by the walled garden so that it can be treated with herbicide by the council when it starts to regrow. The arisings were bagged up for safe disposal by the council.
In the afternoon we cleared some of the paths around a couple of the ponds to the south of the park near Lower Bedfords Road. These paths were initially cleared by us about three of years ago. Although they are used by some dog walkers there is not enough 'traffic' to keep them completely clear. One of the ponds was completely covered in duckweed whilst the other was clear of it. On the latter there was a female Mallard and 8 ducklings, two of which had a definate yellow colour about them. The other 6 were all 'normal'.
We also collected various items of 'litter' while we were walking around.

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Wildflower Walk - Sunday June 28th - update

A successful walk led by the very experienced Mary Smith. Although we didn't walk a great distance we were shown many wild flowers in great detail thanks to the 10x magnification lenses that Mary had thoughtfully brought along for us to borrow. It's amazing what you can see at this magnification. Who would have thought that the common clover 'flower' is actually made up of many smaller flowers that all look like miniature sweet peas ? And they have a very nice smell. We also saw different types of thistle, 'Ladies Bed Straw, plus many more.