Trumpington Meadows volunteering: Wednesday 22 August

A message from Rebecca Green, Senior Ranger at Trumpington Meadows.

Thanks to those who came to help clear hay from the Rainbow Reflection Garden – it was hard work but it looks great. This week we’ll be meeting on Wednesday 22nd at 10am at the Ranger’s office. We’re hopefully going to start what will be an ongoing project in Old Mill Field, the scrubby grassland area next to the river.

We’re going to try out some of our lovely tree poppers to clear away some of the encroaching scrub and cut and clear some of the vegetation too. This is an area that wasn’t used by PBI for crops, and has some interesting species like adder’s tongue fern and pyramidal orchid. It’s a big patch, so will need lots of work over the autumn and winter!

Bring lunch if you can stay for the whole day (we’ll aim to finish around 3pm).

Trumpington Meadows news

  • We’re really pleased to announce Jo Garrad will be joining the team as Ranger in September. Jo used to work as a volunteer officer for our Wildlife Trust, before moving to Nene Park in Peterborough and more recently Epping Forest Council. She will be joining the volunteer team on a Wednesday, hopefully from mid-September onwards. She’s got big boots to fill, but I think she’ll fit in very well!
  • Our swift colony box, installed in early May, has been a great success and we have confirmation of at least 1 breeding pair – a chick was seen poking its head out of the box on a couple of occasions. It hopefully fledged and started the long journey to central Africa.
  • Thank you to everybody who attended the Discovery Day at the weekend – stay tuned for more events

If you can make, please drop me a line to let me know. Hope to see you there!

Best wishes,

Becky

Office: 01223 665742

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