What’s happening in Nore Barn Woods?

September 2017

The variable Summer weather has been good for blackberries and other fruits. Hawthorn berries and acorns are plentiful.  Brent geese should be returning to the harbour from Siberia in the next few weeks, with the “Nore Barn” Spotted Redshank hopefully returning in October.

A cut and collect of the main grass area will be done this month, to encourage wild flowers, and all paths will be strimmed over the next few months.

A new woodland plan which will guide work in the woods over the next few years is in preparation – more details to follow.

On the August work party, 8 people started work on the final 60m of hedge along the Wayfarers Walk. Dead hedge trees will be coppiced (cut to the ground) in October, and replanted in Jan/Feb, to give a living fruiting hedge.

Future work days will be held throughout the year on the following Saturdays 9:30 to 12:00 noon. All welcome. Meet at the shore end of Warblington Road. Please bring gardening gloves – everything else is provided (including refreshments!).

9 Sept

14 Oct

11 Nov

For further information on the Friends Of Nore Barn Woods or for donations, please contact: Roy Ewing Tel 01243 370705

 

 

 

Updated: 01 September, 2017