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The Heath is now teeming with new life, including birdlife. This month provides the best opportunity to find out how the nest boxes we installed are being used. All it takes is to watch each box for a few minutes. Occupancy is confirmed by observing the adults flitting back and forth, bringing food to their... Continue Reading →
Only a few weeks ago gorse provided the dominant colour but now The Heath has been whitewashed by the next succession of flowers. Along the boundaries, particularly along Northwich Road, Cow Parsley (Anthriscus sylvestris) is providing a mass of white. It is at home in woodland edges. Cow Parsley Another boundary plant, growing up close... Continue Reading →
As the spell of sunny weather continues, The Heath is coming to life and people are enjoying their regular exercise. Trees are unfurling fresh green leaves and, in the case of the cherry, spectacularly flaunting its blossom. On the ground, flowers are introducing flecks of colour to the grass; dandelion, bluebell and pignut, each with... Continue Reading →
On Sunday we held our litter pick under coronavirus measures – keeping a safe distance apart. Fifteen volunteers joined the event and did a good job of cleaning up The Heath. We found The Heath was exceptionally busy, with lots of small family groups out enjoying the spring sunshine in the open space. Thank you... Continue Reading →
Our next litter-pick will be part of the national Great British Spring Clean campaign. We are holding it on Sunday 22nd March, between 11am and 12pm. The campaign is about demonstrating that you love where you live. Everyone loves The Heath so come on down and help clean it up. Meet on The Heath at... Continue Reading →
We had a busy day on in the nature reserve. Our volunteers did a great job, completing lots of tasks, including: Felling a treeClearing gorse from the heather bedsClearing woody vegetation alongside Tabley RoadRemoving alien plantsPlanting Rowan treesRepairing a nest box The tree we cut down was behind the 'Paws for Thought' bench. We removed... Continue Reading →