Subject to flooding and ground conditions the plan is to continue clearing the flood debris brash along the Barrier Bank. We’ll start by the funnel down to the Pond at the south of the site. Nearest access via Sports Club or Clifton Ings.
Unfortunately, like local farmers the inundations since November 2015 have affected our plans, as well as the vegetation and wildlife. There are still trees to pollard and coppice, many fences to repair, and nest boxes that will have to wait to be erected. Hopefully, the Tansy Beetles won’t have given up and gone back underground, so we should see some despite the initial poor plant growth.
Wellies probably advisory due to damp and sticky nature of land, rake might be helpful although we’ll have a handful of them and a ‘builder’s bag’.
Plans for the next three months –
|April 2016||10th||Flood debris clearance|
|Friday 15th Yorkshire Wildlife Trust tansy planting 10 – 3 near Pond|
|17th||Wildflower planting in Cornfield|
|Thursday 28th York Cares/Aviva volunteers – debris clearance|
|May 2016||12th||Seed collection|
|Thursday 19th daytime preparing bee bank|
|Friday 20th daytime York Cares Team Challenge – bee bank|
|June 2016||2nd||Clearing around tansy plants by Pond|
|12th||FHT Invertebrate ID Course (numbers limited)|
|16th||Clearing around tansy plants by New Meadow|
|20th – 26th June National Insect Week|
|July 2016||Sat 2nd July – National Meadows Day|
May be some variation due to water levels.
Sunday work parties from 10:30 am until about 13:00pm.
In May we’ll move to Thursday evenings meeting at 18:30 onwards.
Volunteers are always welcome anytime to keep site safe, clean and secure.