Annual Bulb Planting Event – 2022

On Sunday 23rd October, Friends of Fox Hill met in the woods to plant some native wildflower bulbs.  This event was open to all, and we managed to plant about 250 bulbs and corms. We chose native, not garden, plants and purchased them through…

Conservation Report October 2022

Thank you to everyone who attend our last working party on Sunday 16th October 2022.  There were eleven people in attendance, and we once again made good progress in clearing rhododendron.  The brash was left at the Dorset Way entrance and has now been…

Conservation Report – September 2022

Another successful working party was held on Sunday, 11th September. There were ten people in attendance and we made good progress in clearing Rhododendron. This time we dragged the brash to the Dorset Way entrance ready to be chipped. We cleared fallen leaves from…

Conservation Report – July 2022

Thank you to everyone who turned out on a rather hot morning to take part in our working party on Sunday 17th July.  We started at 9am and finished at 12pm.  Our group totalled eleven which included one person attending for the first time. …

Conservation Report – May 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our working party on Sunday 8th May; we were a group of fourteen. The focus for this session was on tool training. The session was led by Richard Westwood, a WBC Countryside Officer, based at Dinton Pastures. Richard…

Conservation Report – March 2022

Thank you to all the volunteers who attended on Sunday.   Attendance for this session was 18 and we made great progress. CLEARING PATHS: The pathways are being cleared back to their original surface which means that in some places we have had to search…

Conservation Report – February 2022

Thank you to all the volunteers who attended on Sunday 13th. Attendance for this session was 11, and we were lucky that the forecasted rain did not arrive until we had almost finished. WBC are still unable to chip Rhododendron for a while due…

Conservation Report – January

We had a great turn out considering the cold week and the weather was especially kind to us.  Thank you to all the volunteers who attended on Sunday. Our activities were slightly different for this session as WBC are unable to chip more Rhododendron…

Conservation Report – November 2021

A big thank you to everyone who came out to help again on Sunday.  This is a very brief report as much of our work was a continuation from the October session. Left: There didn’t seem to be as much wood chipping to move…

Conservation Report – October

A big thank you to everyone who came out to help on Sunday. Our aim for this session was to move the large pile of Rhododendron chippings from the Dorset Way entrance into the woods onto one of the pathways. This was suggested to…