For the first Thursday work party of 2019 we were tidying up around the bee bank in the Cornfield. There were just four of us, Judi, Mark A, Bill and Mick but on a cool but dry evening we got on with the job apace. We had the pleasure of a Lapwing circling around and landing occasionally, presumably bugged by the crows eating our Triticale crop.
The bee bank was looking good despite the wire the EA had covered it with to deter badgers but making it hard work to weed through. As usual we left any possible pollen sources that we’d also planted but ensured it wasn’t overgrown. The Sedum we had planted is starting to take on its role as the green roof and we expect a fully grown green roof next year. Bill has kindly offered to monitor the bee bank and record any species he finds.
The next work party is on Thursday 6th June at the Pond (southern end) clearing around the tansy plants there, and over along the Ings Dyke.