A good workday today – lovely sunny weather. We’ve put eight dormouse nesting boxes in the wood. They’re dark coloured rectangular tubes fastened to horizontal branches. This is part of the Dormouse Survey – we’ll be checking the boxes later on to see what species are nesting in them.
We’ve had to have some fairly serious tree surgery done recently – some of the tress were rotting and almost hollow at the base. Still, it gives a chance for all sorts of creatures to feed on the rotting wood. And as you can see, people are encouraging the bird life by leaving seeds on the freshly-cut tree stumps. By the way, we always plant far more trees than we have to cut down.
This seasonal pond has had little of nature interest until now. To increase the ecodiversity of the area we brought in a specialist contractor to deepen the pond and plant along the margin.
Our thanks to South Gloucestershire Council who financed most of this work through their Environment Grant scheme.