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Beaufort Hill

Ponds & Woodlands

A Local Nature Reserve &

Community Green Flag Award Winner

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Awarded for seven consecutive years

Members Work Page 2 - Building a bird hide.


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.  


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.

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