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…

Bulb Planting Report

A good day was had on 9th October 2021 – we even made the local paper. Please find the link to the news article here – Wokingham Today

Conservation Report – September 2021

Volunteers were working to clear the Rhododendron in the woods last Sunday morning. The Rhododendron is an invasive non-native species which blocks the light and stops other plants growing. Once the Rhododendron has been cut, it is stacked on one side of the path…

Garden Waste

Have you seen lawn clippings and tree cuttings whilst walking in the woods? You may answer ‘Yes’. Why is it not good practice to dump garden waste in the woods?  After all you may think it will rot down/compost and provide nutrients to the soil….

Conservation Report – June

On Sunday, 13th June, we held our last volunteer conservation working party for a couple of months. It was a successful session and as we continue to remove Rhododendron.  There is more space for a greater variety of native plants to grow.  One native…