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The seasons are rolling on and it is time for our autumn litter pick. We thought things were getting back to normal and we would be able to meet up in the usual manner for a community litter pick on a Sunday morning. But the Covid-19 restrictions have tightened and we now have the rule-of-six,... Continue Reading →
Today we concentrated on trimming back gorse in the heather areas and cutting down tree saplings. This work will allow the heather to continue looking splendid. We also removed non-native False Acacia saplings from behind the Paws for Thought bench. Thank you to our excellent volunteers for doing a fantastic job and to Heather from... Continue Reading →
Our next conservation work day will be on Tuesday 8th September from 10:00 am till 3:00 pm. We’ll be working in the Nature Reserve under the supervision of Cheshire Wildlife Trust. Please come and join the party – even if only for a short time, as many hands make light work. Meet at the interpretation... Continue Reading →
It is lazy late-summer time and The Heath has changed colour again. The heather is in full bloom, providing masses of purple, with bistort, honeysuckle and rosebay willowherb dabbing similar colours around. Of course, these are crucial food sources for bees and butterflies so the bees are ceaselessly buzzing all over the heather and the... Continue Reading →
We have been surprised by the sudden decision of Knutsford Town Council to hold the Makers Market on The Heath on Sunday. We generally welcome events on The Heath that benefit the town. However, this one has been imposed with little notice and without due public consultation or compliance with the agreed principles. We are... Continue Reading →
Now is the time of year for the annual, national Big Butterfly Count. So we took a walk through the nature reserve on Friday afternoon and recorded what we saw. We spotted eight species - most of them near the sandpit - and I have sent our count into the survey. SPECIESCOUNT6-spot Burnett1Comma2Gatekeeper5Holly Blue1Meadow Brown3Purple... Continue Reading →