Big Garden Birdwatch 2022

We’ll be holding our Big Garden Birdwatch on Sunday 30th. Friends of The Heath are coordinating a pan-Knutsford event with Friends of the Moor and the Knutsford Ornithological Society. Friends of the Moor are holding their session on the Moor on Saturday and we’re holding ours on The Heath on Sunday. At both sessions, members... Continue Reading →

Tree Survey

During September and October, a band of dedicated volunteers spent a few hours each week on The Heath, recording all the 'mature' trees. The group, including members of Friends of The Heath and students from Knutsford High School, completed their task at the beginning of November, just before the leaves fell. They recorded more than... Continue Reading →

Glorious Grassland

Now is the season when the grassland displays its full glory. It has become a patchwork of textures and hues, with the tall grasses swaying in the breeze and the wildflowers delivering splashes of colour. The many types of grass have their individual architectural forms. Flowers not only catch the eye but also feed the... Continue Reading →

Nest Box Survey – June 2021

Now is the time of year when the nest boxes in The Heath’s woodland are usually filled with broods of young birds. So I spent time today watching for parents coming and going on feeding trips. I was a little disappointed to see activity at only three boxes. This is in marked contrast to last... Continue Reading →

The Wombles of Knutsford Heath

We are delighted to find that our local children’s nursery is making use of The Heath and taking good care of it. Leann Banks, Deputy Manager of Poppies Day Nursery, told us about their Forest School: “With its many magical places to explore, The Heath is a giant outdoor classroom for Poppies children. Spending much... Continue Reading →

BGB 2021 – The Results

We were unable to run an event for the Big Garden Birdwatch this year because of the Covid-19 restrictions. However, Bob Groom, a local member of the Knutsford Ornithological Society, took a walk through The Heath and recorded what he found. Bob recording fifteen species but was disappointed not to have found more. He said,... Continue Reading →

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