Join the Friends of Berrylands Nature Reserve for our regular “last Wednesday of the month” conservation volunteer session.
During some of our recent volunteer sessions we have been trying to improve the drainage of the path through the blackthorn tunnel by creating valuable wet woodland habitat nearby which would also act as a soak away for some of the rain water.
Although this has helped, it is still very boggy, so we have plans to extend on this work to improve things further in the near future.
One of our volunteers also noticed during a recent session the reimergence of some variagated yellow archangel on the site, which as an invasive species we are fighting an ongoing battle to keep on top of (which fingers crossed we are mostly winning!).
The session will run from 10am to 2pm, meeting outside of Berrylands Scout Hut on Sterling Walk.
Given the time of year it may well be cold and/or wet so please wear appropriate clothing. A number of the paths around the site are also quite muddy at the moment so sturdy footwear is a must, and wellies would probably be advisable.
As always, we will provide hot drinks and biscuits to keep you going, but you might also want to bring your own lunch. If you have your own gardening or work gloves then it might be useful to bring those along too.
Hope to see you there!