Glade all over

Thanks to a fantastic turnout, kind weather, and the very generous donation of tools and manpower by Island Landscapes, we had a tremendously successful work party on Sat 25 Jan. We managed to open up two glades, coppicing elders, hawthorn and blackthorn to add more structural diversity to the habitat and (hopefully) make it more attractive for nightingales. We also cleared out a large amount of rubbish, and did some badly-needed maintenance work on the hedge improvements we’ve been making near the river, and to the tern rafts on Roswell Pits. Huge thanks to everyone who came,and to Natural England and Island Landscapes for supporting our work. The next event is a Wildlife Trust work party on Sat 15 Feb; contact Will Burdett ( for details.