Archive for September, 2012

Anti-Glare Project – late news

September 22, 2012

Due to the prospect of heavy rain on Sunday 23rd September the Anti-Glare Project work day (see below) has been postponed, and will hopefully go ahead on Sunday 30th September.


Anti-Glare Project – Sunday 23rd September

September 15, 2012


An enthusiastic group of 16/17 yr olds have decided to make the Gardens their National Citizenship project.  They have great plans and will have their first big work day on Sunday 23rd September. Please come along and offer them your support and help.


Bird Survey

September 15, 2012

Though there is now a clearer historical picture of the Gardens, the information relating to its botanical value is poor and the Friends are keen to pull together a ‘wildlife’ survey.  An RSPB warden is kindly guiding our steps in planning a bird survey.  As a starting point he is offering a guided bird walk round the Gardens in early November.  To encourage the bird population he suggests we should consider setting up a feeding station (which would need to be serviced daily) and put up nest boxes.  Anyone interested in box building, joining a feeder filling rota, or coming on the walk – please get in touch.  A survey of other smaller flying residents of the gardens will require more help and advice – is there a willing entomologist out there?

Wheelbarrow wanted

September 15, 2012

The regular monthly work group could reake really good use of a wheelbarrow that could be stored on-site. Does anyone have one surplus to requirements?