Woodland Trust saplings

The Wildflower Meadow starts to take shape and Forest School plant saplings.

Many thanks to all the Friends of Montefiore Woodland for their help on Sunday 14th April be it: dead-hedging, litter picking, seed sowing, protective meadow fencing, sapling planting to name a few…..

The first spring migrant was heard in the woodland for this year, a Chiffchaff and despite the wind, even the first butterfly, a Comma, was spotted! Hopefully, this will be just the start of many visiting insects and birds! Watch the website for more sightings! http://montefiorewoodland.org.uk/surveys.php

At last the younger members were able to enjoy planting several saplings (following the postponement of this activity as a result of the very cold March we have recently experienced.) Hopefully these will flourish and be a memory for them in the years to come when they visit the Woodland possibly as adults with their own families…..

The Wildflower Meadow is really taking shape. It was just such a pity more of us couldn’t be involved sowing the seed with the strong wind! However, as soon as the wind dropped the remaining seed was broadcast. Hopefully, we will now have sufficient rain and warm sunshine to aid germination! I look forward to seeing the result of all our efforts later in the year! I’m sure it will bring pleasure to many in the community! Not to mention bees, butterflies, moths and other insects!

We hope to hold several activities and events throughout the summer and details of these will be advertised on our website: http://montefiorewoodland.org.uk/activities.php