Well, my second blog then – they seem to come around so quickly! The DoGG project is now gathering pace with a regular pattern of community family events happening, in fact a couple of walks and talks over the next two Sunday mornings. Details can be found on the project website. March also sees us crown lifting and thinning Holly at Moorgreen Meadows, Hedge End – please make contact if you wish to volunteer for this. With the mild winter a careful check needs to be made for early nesting birds but the task will happen on March 2nd & 9th.
Community grasslands work is very rewarding as you meet so many people. As part of a normal day you are able to spending time listening to locals giving great insight into local history and hear personal stories of those that have spent their childhood in and around the sites that we work on. I am still surprised by the number of people that live right on the doorstep of a great grassland site yet have seldom or never visited it. This means plenty of opportunities for me to get them involved!
Presently, I am planning a family countryside day with Eastleigh Borough Council which will be held on May 20th at Itchen Valley Countryside Park, but more about this in another blog. If you wish to be involved do please contact me.
So that’s it, number two blog complete – I feel quite the expert now!