Wildlife Trust Volunteer Day at Bradlaugh Fields

The Wildlife Trust are having a work party at Bradlaugh Fields on Thursday 31st March. As they put it on their task leaflet : we will be helping the reserve by doing some “fencing on this flower-rich limestone grassland site”. The Trust offer lifts from their Lings HQ, leaving there at 9am, so probably arriving […]

Last Conservation Volunteer Afternoon

After forgetting the camera finally remembered to use an ancient phone camera instead, so sorry about the poor picture quality. Then found I couldn’t download the photos. Anyhow to cut a long story short, we steamed into a dense thicket of spiny Blackthorn that was invading the open meadow. After a couple of hours hot […]

Bradlaugh Fields Spring Clean this Saturday 25th April

The next opportunity to help keep Bradlaugh Fields as lovely as we all like to find it, is this Saturday April 25th, meeting 10.30 am inside the entrance at the top of Aintree Road. We’ll be picking litter around the nature reserve and paths, and looking forward to the summer we can be thinking whether […]

Compost and Cup Fungi

Every year the Wildlife Trust Conservation Volunteers mow the “scrub field” meadows, after they have flowered and set seed, and carefully remove the mowings. This continues the traditional management of the site and ensures that the beautiful wildflowers can continue to flourish at Bradlaugh Fields. . Ideally the mowings would be grazed off by cattle, […]

Saturday Spring Clean Today

A huge thank-you and Congratulations to all who took part in the Spring Clean today, that was amazing, the difference that a good team of people can make in such a short time! Once again, many thanks also to Joe Stuart, NBC Park Ranger for Bradlaugh Fields and today too, his colleague Jason Toyne for […]

Today’s Task: Fence-mending

Today we needed to replace some fence-posts that had gotten wobbly, as well as a few that, sadly, have been vandalised by being deliberately cut. If you see anyone doing any damage like this please take note of their appearance and report it, as it wastes scarce time and resources that are much-needed for improving […]

Wildlife Trust Conservation Work-days at Bradlaugh Fields

This week the Wildlife Trust will be working at Bradlaugh Fields doing vital conservation tasks. The team will be there on Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th and everyone is welcome to come along and pitch in from around 10am, it’s always great fun! More details are available on the WT leaflet (PDF here). Please ring […]

Little Bridge into Nature Reserve: After

All it needed was a good stiff broom, secateurs, gloves, an hour of someone’s time and some elbow grease and the bridge is all cleaned up! Unfortunately though, underneath several years of leaf mulch, algae, moss, grass, brambles all absorbing rainwater, taking root as well as providing a place for moulds to grow the bridge […]

Hills and Hollows Spring Clean

Never mind the drizzle, 10.30 this morning saw us picking litter in the Hills and Hollows Nature Reserve, which was warm work. We found all sorts of stuff, some of it years old, all picked up and removed, thanks to Joe the Ranger and his trusty van. Marvellous how much better everything looks now! That’s […]