A message from Peter Beckenham, Ranger at Trumpington Meadows.
In a slight change from the usual, volunteering next week will be on Tuesday (30th Jan) from 10am. If you’d like to come we’ll be meeting on the North side at the Ranger’s office. There are a number of jobs I’d be grateful for help with such as completing landscaping on our new pond (which is looking ominously full!), raking some vegetation and litter from the swales and fixing a few signs if time allows. As ever if you’re able to send me an email confirming attendance that would be good. Please bring lunch, waterproof clothing and footwear as it is likely to be damp.
Following that I’m planning the next session to be on a Saturday – the 24th February. I hope this will allow more people to get involved if they wish. I’ll send a reminder nearer the time.
Sadly, you may be aware our workshop was broken into last Friday night and a number of high value items stolen. This is incredibly frustrating but all necessary parties are now involved. Thank you to the local residents who reported the incident.
I’ll finish on a brighter note by saying that there are little signs of spring around the reserve now, however subtle. Hazel catkins, Lords & Ladies and celandine shoots are peeping through in and around the woody areas, yesterday I heard a greenfinch buzzing away in song near the car park. Other sightings recently have included red kite, siskin and a bullfinch so keep an eye out of you’re doing the Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend – it’s the biggest ‘citizen science’ survey in the world!
Ranger (Trumpington Meadows)
Direct line: 07734478472
Office: 01223 665742
The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire