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A cool but sunny morning saw 11 members turning out for this work session, accompanied by 5 cub scouts and 4 of their leaders.

The cubs concentrated on sweeping leaves from the steps that lead up from Thoresby Road, after which they cut back an area of bramble in the nearby woodland. Apparently...

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A section of very old hawthorn hedge on one side of the main path through the Sandy Lane Open Space LNR (not far beyond the play area) has been laid, and the area immediately behind this hedge has been cleared of bracken and several trees pruned.

This work began about six weeks ago and when it s...

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Notes of AGM Meeting held on Monday 4th November 2013 at Bramcote Memorial Hall

20 members present. Apologies from C Bridgwater, M.Curtis, S.Heptinstall, B.Lynes, E.Swetnam, E.Fewkes, D.Dobbie.

Norman Clyde-Watson in Chair welcomed all to the meeting.

1. Matters Arising from AGM 2012

Me...

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13 members attended the work session that was held held on 3rd November 2103, undertaking the usual wide range of tasks across the two reserves.

  • The remainder of the ivy was removed from the Black Poplar that is situated on the foopath running between Heather Rise and Kingsdown Mount. This compl...

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12 members turned out for the work session held on 6 October. As per usual there were plenty of tasks to be undertaken across the two reserves.

We have two county rarites on the site, and wherever possible we focus on helping these survive and prosper.

Firstly, Ivy was cleared from the trunk of...

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This session saw the 12 members who turned out undertake various tasks around the reserves.

Eric and Sam (our Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteer) prepared 9 birdboxes for erection later in the year - this involved attaching mounting battons to the rear and screwing metal nest hole plates to the fr...

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For this session, 10 members turned out and we concentrated on clearing the sand and leaf litter that had accumulated in the low spot on the Sandy Lane Bridleway following the recent heavy rains.

To get back to the firm path surface, members of the group dug out a section of mud approx 10m in le...

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Following a very poor start to the season caused by the exceptionally long and cold winter, the numbers of several species of butterflies have really bounced back, helped by the the prolonged hot spell.

Recorded numbers of ringlets. gatekeepers, peacocks, small whites and small skippers...

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Lottery funding has been obtained for some hedge laying, bracken and grass clearance, and some additional signage. The area to be cleared of bracken and grass will be replanted and/or seeded with heathers. This work is being done to make the area more beneficial for breeding birds, bees and other...

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On our working session on 7th July 14 members attended and we finished topping with gravel the steps installed in May as settlement had resulted in a potential hazard.

We also cleared many of the minor pathways of overhanging nettles, bramble etc and also cleared the bridle way of fallen debris a...

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