Monthly Archive: March 2011

Springclean with the birds

On Saturday 2 April we’ll be clearing litter from around the Wildspace and need your help. Please meet at 2pm at the top of Kiln Lane, off Prickwillow Road. Tea and cakes will be served at the Sailing Club afterwards, where there will also be a bird-ringing demonstration led by licensed ringer Dr Stuart Sharp. Please join us!

Peewit update

Spring is only just starting but there are already several pairs of lapwings displaying on the wetland between the railway line and the river. Last month we restored the hedge there so that dog walkers can continue enjoying the footpath without inadvertantly disturbing the birds – so it’s fantastic news that the birds (also known as peewits, because of their calls) have already moved in. If you get a chance do go along and see their spectacular aerial displays for yourself.