Another fine day for our latest work party on Roman Road last Friday. The original plan was to work on the area near the gate where we have planted various wild flowers and broom bushes in the past. However we had to change direction in view of the work currently being carried out there to… Continue reading Scarlet Tiger Project Winter Update
This blog is a little delayed considering our most recent work party took place on 16 January. Again we were blessed with bright sunshine although it was really frosty and cold. Our target was to continue clearing coarse grass and undergrowth which threatens to strangle the improving diversity of flora on the bank we have… Continue reading Scarlet Tiger Gate!
Reluctantly we decided to cancel the scheduled December work party on Roman Road. Like many parts of the Midlands, we had about 20 winters’ worth of snowfall which started on Thursday night 7 December and continued on and off over the weekend. The schools were closed, giving our local children the chance to enjoy the… Continue reading Snowy times on Roman Road
The focus of our November work party was the installation of the new gate. Delivered by Antony and Lewis, 2 of our team (Andy and Joe) volunteered to help erect the new metal gate. The new gate in position. The rest of us carried on where we had left off in October, checking the… Continue reading November Work Party
A hefty work out this month! Several of our volunteers turned over a (very rough) circle on the traffic island and wild flower seeds were sown. This will be our 3rd year and the diversity of the flora on the island is already plain to see. Next year we are aiming for further enhancement of… Continue reading October work party
Thanks to the volunteers who turned out on Friday morning for our first work party of 2017/18 – in glorious sunshine. The focus was on raking up the grass cut taken by the Council, on the island and the area at the north end of the bridle path, where we are ‘developing’ a wild flower… Continue reading First work party of the autumn/winter season
As suspected in the spring, with caterpillar numbers well down on 2016, there were fewer adults flying along Roman Road this summer. The season started a week earlier than previously but has carried on into July. Last week I spotted an adult moth in my garden. It appeared on a rainy day and sat there… Continue reading High Summer round-up!