It has been a busy month, with a fair amount of chainsawing of fallen trees just to keep the paths open.
Clive and Dan have begun planting the saplings into the first coppice, and we should be able to finish the job this Saturday: meet at the car park at 10am. The current forecast is blowy but not actually raining: that could change.
We will set up access ropes to get into the coppice. Bring your favourite planting tool: a garden trowel or small spade. Hopefully we will get some photographs. There is a tree blown down, which we will saw up and remove. If there is time left over, we could have a look at the second coupe.
All welcome, all abilities catered for, and general fun for all.
Work parties generally meet on the second Tuesday and fourth Saturday of each month. March dates will be Tuesday 10th and Saturday 28th.
If you would like more details, contact Clive Dean, Reserves Officer
Some great stuff to watch while you’re stuck inside:
Stewart Edmunds of SWT used a camera trap to capture this amazing footage of wildlife on the Hill last year. Have a look to see some unexpected species just where you go for a walk (and you can also enjoy the beautiful views of the hill in summer: not long to wait now):
Brian Simmonds found this historic educational documentary on Facebook: Harlescott Grange Primary School children on the Hill in, I think, the early ’60s. You will recognize some of the individual trees, but the views have changed. These remarkable children will now be in their 60s or 70s. I wonder if we could identify them and invite them back to the Hill?