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Room With A View – Cannell Green & Kett’s Heights

Friday 7th July 2017

We had a bit of a departure from our usual conservation work today; installing bird boxes for a residents’ association. Yes, we have installed bird boxes in the past but these have been in public access spaces which NFP (Norwich Fringe Project) manage.

NFP had been asked by the Norwich City Council’s housing services to install ten new bird boxes which the ‘Mousehold Tenant and Residents’ Association’ had bought (having consulted the City Council about the types of boxes to purchase). Continue reading Room With A View – Cannell Green & Kett’s Heights

Poringland Wood – Taking on the Himalayan Balsam

Thursday 6th July 2017

My last visit to Poringland Woods with the Fringe Project was around three years ago to clear the invasive rhododendron which had spread across a large section of the wood. Our visit on Thursday was to tackle another very invasive species – Himalayan balsam. The plant was introduced by the Victorians but has taken hold across many areas and is highly invasive and very difficult to control.  The plant likes damp areas so grows well along the banks of rivers and streams and around ponds. Continue reading Poringland Wood – Taking on the Himalayan Balsam