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Dragonflies Hunting

At this time of year you are likely to see dragonflies hunting over the heather. They emerge from nearby ponds and are attracted by smaller insects that fly up from the heather and grass. They can be difficult to see … Continue reading

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Conservation Work Report – 9th May

Today we continued our work to keep the heather areas clear of gorse and tree saplings. It wasn’t as backbreaking as last time as Adam, our volunteer leader, brought the brush cutter along with him. The main job for us … Continue reading

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Conservation Work Report

Today, 21st March, we had yet another productive day with volunteers from Friends of The Heath and Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT). Together we cleared gorse, put up nest boxes and planted trees. In the morning we cleared some new gorse … Continue reading

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More Nest Boxes Installed

Five hardy volunteers helped with the conservation work on Tuesday 18th October and achieved a lot in a short time, removing unwanted vegetation from two areas and installing more nest boxes. We started by clearing birch saplings from the heather … Continue reading

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Nest Boxes Installed

Today’s conservation work party comprised ten volunteers who helped at different times during the day. In the morning some cleared the burned gorse from the sand pit area while others installed nest boxes. In the afternoon a few of us … Continue reading

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Conservation Day – Gorse Gone

Today’s conservation work was successful and enjoyable thanks to the many volunteers and the fine sunny weather. The work party comprised three groups: Friends of The Heath (FoTH), Cheshire Wildlife Trust (CWT) and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). The enthusiastic contributions … Continue reading

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