Phew! We were glad of some shade from the gazebo and hedge but the heat didn’t spoil our appetite. We soon polished off some tasty picnic fare and enjoyed a relaxed summer afternoon together.
We had a lovely evening in this beautiful wood. Thank you Crispin for showing us round!
Here are some photos that Liz took that give the atmosphere and highlight the importance of dead wood as well as the living! Click on them to see them larger.
The new interpretation board has been unveiled in Grove Piece, thank you to all the folks who came to celebrate the purchase of this new community wild space. The bubbles and buns were delicious and there was plenty to talk about. We managed a half hour bioblitz and in that short time we discovered 57 varieties of plants and creatures with lots of people sharing their sightings from other occasions.
The rain stopped, the sun shone on the bluebells and Alan arrived with the board and some nifty tools for digging narrow 70 cm deep holes. The chunks of solid oak from Crispin have been made into a smart frame by CW Ellis from John’s drawing that was inspired by the Millennium Green board designed by Nicky. What a team!
Grove Piece Saturday 12th May 3pm
Come and celebrate the purchase of Grove Piece, unveil the new interpretation board and discover some of the plants and creatures there. Everyone welcome.
Our AGM has moved to April to make accounting simpler and this year it coincided with our purchase of Grove Piece – so a good excuse for a celebration!
Thank you to Bernard, Harvey and Phoebe from Wenhaston Primary School for delivering the Powerpoint presentation that explained what they had enjoyed about working with Blyth Woods , how much they had learnt about trees and woodland and for helping us out with the cheese puffs. Thanks to Analisa Jenkins and Chloe Welby for accompanying the children, it was lovely to have them sharing the occasion.
We launched the website and invited everyone to join us up at Grove Piece to unveil the new interpretation board. (Date still to be arranged but it will be soon).