Today, 21st March, we had yet another productive day with volunteers from Friends of The Heath and Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT). Together we cleared gorse, put up nest boxes and planted trees.
In the morning we cleared some new gorse growth from the heather by the sand pit – though we decided it would be easier using a brush cutter so that will be done next time.
We put up seven more nest boxes in the northern part of the Nature Reserve, towards Tabley Road, bringing the total installed to twenty. Two are wooden, made by CWT volunteers, and the other five are made from woodcrete.
After lunch we planted fifty saplings, a mixture of hazel and hawthorn, by working our way around the Northwich Road and Ladies Mile perimeters. They will be particularly beneficial for the birdlife because they will provide nuts and berries in autumn.
Thank you to Cheshire Wildlife Trust for running the event and to our wonderful volunteers for their time and effort.