17 members present.

There was no formal meeting,but John Appleton spoke about the BBC Garden Bird Survey undertaken in January on one day for one hour. There were 40,000 replies, 90 species identified, of Which the starling was most common. The waxwing, kingfisher and over-wintering blackcap were amongst others noted. The thrush is now out of the top 10.

John also reported that our 3 bird boxes had shown signs of occupation.

John Cox spoke on the historical background of the old Bramcote Hills Hall in Bramcote Park, demolished in 1966. Initially it was built by John Langdon in 1832 and later occupied by Sherwin/Gregory. It was occupied by the MO.D. during the 2nd. World War. The Walled Garden is now restored along with the Ice House.

Other items.

The next working party will be on Sunday, 20th. May at 10.30. (Loppers, pruners and gloves) Following months are as per detailed in the attached Project Newsleter

Broxtowe B.C. are holding an evening based on the Hemlock Stone on June 9th, starting at 9.0am with local musicians from 8.0pm. Come early and wrap up warm! (venue - Walled Garden, Bramcote Park.)

Next meeting - Monday 5th June. A walk around the Ridge,meet at the top of Sandy Lane at 7.00pm.

The Friends are always looking for extra pairs of hands to help out or to simply support their work, so...

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