For the past few months we have been holding Committee meetings via Zoom and are hoping to be able to start working parties at the end of March
March 21st 2020
During the current Coronavirus situation we are cancelling all committee meetings and any footpaths work.
In July and August two of our members made a list of Wild Flowers found in Cardales Meadow. They found 45 different species.
Click below to see the list:
In February Kath and Barry Fennymore kindly gave us some trees. A couple were planted in Cardales Meadow and four in Cote Close which they dedicated to their grandchildren Amelia, Harry and Drew and in memory of their Cousin Ethan
The pictures below show Kath and Barry and members of the Footpaths Group planting in Cardales Meadow
Towards the end of August members of the group spread the chatter on the butterfly bank
At the end of August 6 tons of limestone chatter was delivered for the butterfly bank.
For more information click on the Butterfly Bank Creation tab.
The Footpaths Group had a
stall at the very warm Village Fete.
Four members of the group cleared stiles at the start of Airport Way, along the length of Little Derby Way and Dash’s Way. We then walked by the side of the A38 to Doles Lane and then cleared the stiles and gates along Turnpike way.
In April the Payback team erected a bird hide in Cote Close. The hide is now finished and looks well. We have laid a few paving stones to keep feet dry after wet weather
At 5 o’clock this morning 15 of us met on the Lower Green to take part in a Dawn Chorus walk lead by Ian Humphries. We walked down Common Piece lane, Crow Park Way, under the A50 and down to the canal along the towpath to Nadee and then back into the village. To finish our walk we went to Bee’s Tea Room for Bacon Butties and lots of Tea and Coffee.
We heard or saw almost 30 birds which you can see listed under ‘This Month’s Sightings.
Our thanks go to Ian for leading us and pointing out the wide range of birds we saw or heard and to Lindsay at Bee’s for making us so welcome.
At our working party this morning we spent time in Cote Close planting some wild flowers kindly given to us by Kath and Barry Fennymore. We also cut back brambles that were getting tangled up with the hedge against the fence. We also put some firmer stakes against the trees we planted earlier in the year.
Members of the Payback team erected a bird hide in Cote Close
7 members of the Footpaths Group joined a litter pick with pupils of Findern Primary School, They picked round St George’s playing Fields before moving up to Hillside. Between them they collected 21 bags of litter!
Members of the Payback team have been busy again cutting back brambles at the bottom entrance of Cardales meadow
Members of the Payback Team laid gravel on the footpath from the bottom entrance of Cote Close Bird Sanctuary over an area which was getting very muddy.
9th February – Butterfly Bank Creation
Members of the group met in the meadow to decide where to place the bank and to mark out the area.