Ponds & Woodlands
A Local Nature Reserve &
Community Green Flag Award Winner
WILLOW FENCING TRAINING - AUGUST 2011
On Monday 15th August several of our directors, led by Roy Lynch, took part in a willow weaving course, they were instructed by Rhys Harris, who has his own company - R M Harris Environmental Arts.The funding for the willow and the training came from B.G.C.B.C - aimed specifically for local nature reserves.
Also attending the course, was a teaching colleague of Roys' from Cardiff - Tim Jones, who was accompanied by his son Ellis, they are pictured below with one of the completed panels, which are going to be used in the Woodlands as bird hides.
Some of the panels need to be finished off, but more importantly, install the ones that had been made.
BUILDING A BIRD HIDE OCTOBER 2011.
On Saturday October 8th, Roy Lynch accompanied by society members John Hillier, Rob Smith, Des and Adrian Markey, took the willow panels to the north west bank of the Lower Boat Pond and constructed the bottom sections of a bird hide. The following Saturday, the top sections were added. It is planned to construct seating behind the hide in the near future.
On Saturday November 12th, Roy Lynch, Des markey, John Hillier and Gordon Williams completed the construction of the bird hide and the construction of the benches.
All who took part in the construction of the bird hide had a great feeling of achievement with the final result, John Hillier suggestedthat we could construct a willow canopy so it blends in with the environment
The Society extends a big thank you to all those involved with the work - the final result is very impressive.