We have started our winter work parties and autumn is still dazzling us with colour. Our first 2 work parties concentrated on clearance of weeds from around the broom and the hedgerow saplings, in particular coarse grasses, bindweed, ivy and bramble. September was rather a wash-out with heavy rain curtailing our efforts. However, October was… Continue reading WINTER WORK PARTIES
Earlier in the year, Andy Purcell, who is a keen nature-lover, volunteering at RSPB Sandwell Valley, and an active member of a local wildlife group, SANDNATS, visited Roman Road with his drone. These are the fantastic photos he took. The panorama above clearly illustrates the habitat – the bridle path, lined in the foreground by… Continue reading Overview of Roman Road/Sandy Lane
It may be less than 3 weeks ago, but it seems a long time since the Scarlet Tigers graced Roman Road. And what a summer we are enjoying, if ‘enjoying’ is the right word! Every summer we Brits long for warm, sunny days stretching through the school holidays. In reality, like the grass and flowers,… Continue reading Scorchio!
A quick blog to report on today’s walk along Roman Road/Sandy Lane, organised and led by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. The walk was well attended and started with the usual run-down of what to look out for both interesting and things to avoid! The short history of Scarlet Tiger Project was explained and we set off. … Continue reading A walk in the sunshine
Apologies for the delay in this blog but nature has been hectic catching up. After such a slow start, spring seems to have collided with summer and this is reflected in the growth of hedgerows and blooming of flowers. The above photo was taken earlier today and is the area our volunteers sowed earlier this… Continue reading Bloomin’ Lovely!
What a difference a day makes – our topsy turvy spring continues. The above photo was taken in sunshine yesterday – today was a different story! At the request of one of our volunteers, we arranged an impromptu work party for this morning (27 April). There is still much work to be done over the… Continue reading Here’s one I took earlier!
What a difference a week makes! It always feels like spring has truly arrived when there are Orange Tips on the wing. This male was taking advantage of the Alkanet which has suddenly burst into flower. Having been away for a week, the change in the flowers is noticeable. The areas we have sown with… Continue reading Growth Spurt