Saturday, 28 February 2015

Building community bridges....

Literally! The second bridge at the gutter bridge community woodland was built on Friday so walkers wanting to enjoy the wood at the edge of Swaffham Bulbeck can now happy cross the inner ditch with out loosing a welly!

After  morning of heaving, bolting, screwing, preserving and by village working group members and me and Maddie the first user of the bridge turned up at just the right time!

We were also able to instal an NT omega there as well. 








Thursday, 26 February 2015

Valentines TLC for the trees at White Fen

This valentines the trees at White Fen got some extra care and attention. 

Planted from 2010-2014 there are now over 6000 saplings at the Lode and Long Meadow Community woodland on White Fen. To give them the best chance of survival our team of volunteers spent the  morning straightening their canes, replacing their guards and clearing ants nest out from the old guards. A full on tree spa treatment!

The morning ended with a campfire lunch and marshmallows for the hard workers!


To find out more about White Fen or becoming a volunteer tree checker please contact Lois: lois.baker@nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Willow weaving wonders!


The community volunteer team at Anglesey Abbey got together on a beautifully chilly February day to carry out some much needed repairs to the sensory tunnel. 






Under the expert instruction of Jane Frost, a local willow-weaving guru, we wove away! Maddie even had a go sawing – a great way to keep warm!! 






We have added supports, as our poor willow tunnel was starting to wilt, so hopefully our tunnel will cope with the hundreds of children who love to run through on their way to the treehouse! We have added some circular peep-holes too.







With the left-over willow, we have run some willow weaving with visiting families which have gone down really well.






Why not pop down to the treehouse to inspect our handiwork?!  



Sophie Atkinson
Family Volunteering Project Co-ordinator and Community Engagement Assistant
Anglesey Abbey 

Photography © Sophie Atkinson