Enjoyed a day out with the Peterborough Conservation Volunteers on Sunday 13th April.They work on various local nature conservation projects. At first sight removing new growth of Silver Birch, Hawthorn and other new bushes and trees may seem more like destruction than conservation.Unfortunately, if these bushes and trees were left undisturbed,they would grow to cover too much of the Hills and Holes and the flowers which currently carpet the open area would decline. In the Hills and Holes it is the open limestone landscape that is being conserved so that its particular habitat can continue to support its rich population of plants and wildlife . The weather was fortunately dry and mild. The outdoor work was enjoyable and fellow workers seemed to have plenty of information to pass on about findings on the reserve as work progressed. Due to the need not to disturb birds and other wildlife during the spring and early summer months it seems that they will not be further working parties like it until late summer but I shall be awaiting their future programme with interest.
The Friends of Barnack Hills and Holes (FBHH) are to hold an Open Day based at the Millstone in Barnack. This will give all visitors a chance to meet the steering committee and learn more about the plans for the nature reserve.
More details to follow but there will be an information display, photographic exhibition, Easter egg hunt, raffle etc and the opportunity to sign up to become a Founder Member of FBHH
We hope to see you there.