Sunday 17 September 2017

 

A great session on Sunday. Andy, Mick and Chris M. raking the meadow in the sun, perfect. Chris Roberts the photographer. (Thanks, Chris for the photo!)  Just the four of us all morning.

22nd January 2017

 

Thanks to TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) organisation who provided a mixed hedgerow selection of trees free of charge we were able to plant a new hedgerow at the bus terminus entrance to the wood during our conservation morning today. Hopefully it will grow into a wild-life friendly habitat over the next few years. 

 

Many thanks Chris Roberts (Ranger) and to those who turned out today. We soon warmed up once we started working

AUGUST 2016 PCM

 

Chris Roberts, Andy Brewster and Stuart Davies repairing the water pipe that runs under the footpath near entrance 1.

Memorial Bench

 

At the beginning of April 2016 a few FOGW volunteers together with Sheffield City Council ranger Chris Roberts erected a memorial bench in memory of Avril Critchley at the Scout Hut end of the wood.

 

A fitting tribute to a staunch supporter of our group.

 

Thanks also to Chris Roberts for providing the wood for the bench.

We have a pond!

 

For those of you who were involved in the work last Sunday (21 Feb 2016) we now have a pond in place! The rangers came last Tuesday and excavated the area. Many thanks to all who helped. 

 

Below are a number of images courtesy of Derek Bateson and Stuart Davies showing what the group has achieved.

 

The pond seems to be holding water OK. Certainly the subsoil seemed to be a good mix of clay. Obviously it needs a few months to naturalise but so far so good.

 

Click on the images for an expanded version and a short explanation.

A few photos taken of some "serious" Conservation work being done preparing the Wildflower Meadow by Chris Roberts and a number of enthusiastic members! Great work everyone!

 

Images are © of Derek Bateson & Paul Hancock

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