Another Road Trip for our Volunteers

Following our three day residency at Swardeston Common during August our volunteers hit the road again to take their expertise to a number of sites around Norwich. We had a variety of tasks to undertake to keep on top of our Summer programme of cutting and clearing to maintain paths at our sites. So, as well as working our wonders at the sites we also had to remember which site to visit on which day! Anyway, it was an opportunity to explore Norwich and its surroundings. Continue reading Another Road Trip for our Volunteers

Rhododenron Removal

Following on from our two days of clearing Rhododendron in Spring Plantation, Taverham we moved on to Harrison’s Wood in Sprowston to hone our skills further. This time we were working in an area predominately populated with conifers so couldn’t burn the cut Rhododendron because of the high fire risk. The plan was to spend a few days cutting and stacking and then return to chip this at a later date. Continue reading Rhododenron Removal

A Round Up of Our Summer Jobs

It is the time of year when we tackle a range of jobs across many sites. Much of our summer work is cutting back along footpaths and catching up with maintenance jobs and the past few weeks have been typical for this time of year.

We start with Smockmill Common near Newton Flotman where on Thursday 26th July our volunteers cut back the edges of footpaths. A path running alongside the River Tas had become so overgrown that it was barely passable. Continue reading A Round Up of Our Summer Jobs

Harrison’s Wood – Installation of Bird Boxes

Friday 13th May 2016

Our destination today is once again ‘Harrisons Wood’ (location U on the ‘Where we work’ page of our web site) and the plan is to put bird boxes around the site and give the paths a cut with the mower.

The site was officially opened this week and on Wednesday Matt hosted a day out in the woods with children from a local primary school. A report of their day was featured in the ‘Eastern Daily Press’ yesterday, which can be viewed by clicking on the highlighted link. By all accounts they all (including Matt) had great fun building a ‘Den’ in the depths of the wood and the accompanying photo in the ‘EDP’ seems to bear this out. Continue reading Harrison’s Wood – Installation of Bird Boxes