Submitted by Nicki Dyas on Tue, 20/02/2018 - 08:39
Busy this week helping to manage a woodland on Thursday by thinning trees to let sunlight reach the woodland floor. This should mean there are lots more plants able to grow because of increased light levels and this will be good for wildlife such as insects, small mammals and birds.
Submitted by Nicki Dyas on Fri, 09/02/2018 - 12:26
Very cold this week up on the Roaches but the groups still got stuck in to footpath regeneration with Jon and Pete from Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
Submitted by Nicki Dyas on Fri, 09/02/2018 - 11:47
We started off in snowy conditions this week constructing a post and rail fence with a Peak District National Park ranger.
Submitted by Ian Kynaston on Tue, 06/02/2018 - 14:23
For the past few weeks the volunteers and I have been constructing artificial rot boxes. This is an innovative technique to encourage dead wood loving insects to breed.
Submitted by Nicki Dyas on Mon, 29/01/2018 - 16:52
This week the Thursday group did some vegetation management at Severn Trent's Tittesworth Reservoir and built habitat piles for wildlife. Some of the group coppiced some Hazel stakes ready for future hedge laying in the next few weeks.
Submitted by Nicki Dyas on Mon, 29/01/2018 - 16:25
Skills Builder out in any weather!
Submitted by Nicki Dyas on Tue, 16/01/2018 - 16:25
Skills Builder is a brand new project funded by the Big Lottery that has started this January. It means that groups, supervised by the rehabilitation service 'fit for work', will be getting lots of practical work done in the Churnet Valley over the next 18 months.
Submitted by Ian Kynaston on Thu, 30/11/2017 - 09:50
The last two weeks I’ve been working with the volunteers at RSPB Coombes Valley, joining forces with staff and volunteers from the RSPB to do some habitat management.
Submitted by Ian Kynaston on Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:37
A couple of weeks ago the volunteers and I joined staff and volunteers from Severn Trent Water to carry out some woodland management on their site at Tittesworth. The work was in aid of three areas of the woodland’s ecology.
Submitted by mrasinik on Tue, 31/10/2017 - 00:35
The area's a hidden gem, shamefully little known even by folk who live in North Staffs. We based our stroll on the Saltersford Lane Circular Walk promoted by Staffs County Council - but unintended deviation extended the route.