BGB 2019 – The Results

We hosted our third annual birdwatching event on Sunday 27th January, as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend. Experts from the Knutsford Ornithological Society led enthusiastic amateur birdwatchers for an hour. We split into three groups to cover all parts of the Big Heath and woodland, and collated our results at the end.... Continue Reading →

Big Garden Birdwatch 2019

Sunday 27th January 11am-12pm This year we'll be holding our Big Garden Birdwatch on Sunday 27th. Friends of The Heath are coordinating with Friends of the Moor and the Knutsford Ornithological Society in a pan-Knutsford event. Friends of the Moor are holding their session on the Moor on Saturday and we're holding ours on The... Continue Reading →

Conservation Day Report – 8th May

The day's work was straightforward and easy.  We found only a small amount of gorse and birch in the heather; indicating we are on top of the job of keeping the heather beds clear. It didn't take long to removed what was there. We then moved on to the woodland to clear sycamore saplings, which... Continue Reading →

Conservation Day – Rowan Planting

Our volunteers had a busy day on Tuesday, tackling a variety of jobs: Gorse cuttingNest box maintenanceRhododendron removalRowan tree plantingBollard post repair Nest Box InstallationDigging Out RhododendronWatched Kettle...Brew TimePlanting Rowan TreesPlanting Rowan TreeRotten PostJob Done We planted twenty-five rowan trees in gaps round the edge of the wood. They should grow well on The Heath's... Continue Reading →

BGB 2018 – The Results

We hosted our second annual birdwatching event on Sunday 28th January, as part of the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch weekend. Experts from the Knutsford Ornithological Society led enthusiastic amateur birdwatchers for an hour, following on from a similar event the day before on the Moor, organised by Friends of The Moor. Twenty-one different species were... Continue Reading →

Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

Sunday 28th January 11am-12pm This year, for the second time, we'll be taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. We're coordinating with Friends of the Moor (FotM) and the Knutsford Ornithological Society (KOS) in a pan-Knutsford event. FotM are holding their session on the Moor on Saturday and we're holding ours on The Heath... Continue Reading →

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