Conservation Day – Rowan Planting

Our volunteers had a busy day on Tuesday, tackling a variety of jobs:

  • Gorse cutting
  • Nest box maintenance
  • Rhododendron removal
  • Rowan tree planting
  • Bollard post repair
  • Nest Box Installation
  • Digging Out Rhododendron
  • Watched Kettle
  • Brew Time
  • Planting Rowan Trees
  • Planting Rowan Tree
  • Rotten Post
  • Job Done

We planted twenty-five rowan trees in gaps round the edge of the wood. They should grow well on The Heath’s soil and provide much-needed berries to feed the birds in winter.

While working, it was wonderful to observe nature’s signs of spring. Birds, large and small, were busy building nests. Particularly enchanting was the sight of a long-tailed tit constructing its nest in a gorse bush. The nest is made of cobwebs and moss; these materials allow the nest to expand as the brood grows.

Long-tailed Tit Nest
Long-tailed Tit Nest

Thank you to our fantastic volunteers for your time and to Cheshire Wildlife Trust for running the day.

Kevin Griffiths

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