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

The Great Swardeston Rake Off

It’s that time of year again where we spend a few days at Swardeston Common cutting the meadow area. The meadow is looking great with a wide variety of flowers and lots of butterflies. But if we want it to look great again next year, we have to cut it all back and rake off all the cuttings. Otherwise everything will just die back and form a dense sward which will mainly benefit the nettles and more invasive species, but the variety of wildflowers will gradually diminish. Continue reading The Great Swardeston Rake Off

Benches and Boardwalks

Our recent outings have seen our volunteers building benches and repairing a boardwalk.

The first of the benches was installed at Marston Marsh on 26 July to replace one that had fallen over when the supports finally rotted. It was a very hot Friday and only a few of us had braved the weather but there was enough of us to complete our tasks for the day. Continue reading Benches and Boardwalks

Enhancing our Fencing Skills

Following our success replacing 150 metres of fencing at Poringland Woods, Matt presented us with a new challenge – replacing around 180 metres of fencing alongside a dyke at Eaton Common. This was another major project requiring four days to complete. Continue reading Enhancing our Fencing Skills