We often have robins lurking during our weeding and gardening parties. This one’s keeping an eye on me! Only 5 caterpillars venturing out into the open today along Roman Road. Although we enjoyed a beautiful sunny day, the wind was chilly. Still warm enough for a Speckled Wood butterfly to improve the scenery. First one… Continue reading Spring arrivals
As we approach another season, it is appropriate to look back over our work parties and forward to the spring and summer. We have continued with work to enhance the habitat along Roman Road for the benefit of wildlife and people. We have been carrying out this work for 5 years now and it is… Continue reading New Scarlet Season
Somewhat delayed with this greeting and blog updating events on Roman Road. Seems appropriate to comment after our first work party of 2019 last Friday. So far the British winter has reverted to form – very mild. Thus the frosty conditions on Friday were a bit of a shock to the system. I always arrive… Continue reading Happy New Year!
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