This just in from Mabley Green Meadow:
With spring undeniably in the air, the Mabley Meadow is already starting to burst into life. Which means now's the perfect time to start preparing for an incredible, flower-filled summer. So if you'd like to roll up your sleeves and get involved this spring, here are a couple of dates for your diary:
Stag Beetle Habitat Building - Saturday 19 February
Thanks to the kind folks at Skanska, we now have a pile of freshly-cut logs on the meadow just waiting to be turned into a habitat for Stag Beetles. So come along on Saturday anytime between 11am-2.30pm and help us give these rare beetles a new home. Making the habitats will mean a fair bit of digging, so it's good to wear sturdy shoes - but all tools will be provided. More info here.
Meadow Seed-Sowing Day - Saturday 19 March
Just like last year, we'll be getting the meadow off to a good start again this spring by sowing more seeds, planting some woodland species and putting up the coppiced-wood fences to protect our young seedlings. But unlike last year, the meadow is already starting to take care of itself so we can spend less time digging and more time chatting. So save the date! More details will be on the blog soon.