Though a low turnout, I had fun, going around butterfly and bird counting, though they seemed to fly off as soon as I arrived I managed to record a few, not that I have a clue to recognize what they are, however, nice bedtime listening! 🙂 I did manage to entice another resident to come and help as he was minding his own business having a relaxing stroll, but needs must at times and he enjoyed it 🙂
Today at 11am we headed down to Palewell Common to meet with Glendales Nature Gym to do some volunteering work, hoping to meet with a crowd eager to help! Perhaps a crowd was a bit optimistic. Apart from Glendale, sadly there were only three others present at the beginning including myself and those 3 in total were the Friends of Palewell Common Committee members.
This did not deter anyone as plants and various planting instruments were brought out.
The sun was shining and it was a fine day to be knelt amongst the long grass of the orchard to do some work.
Glendales brought along chicory, primrose, borage herb, robert wild flower and poppies to plant, the latter courtesy of David, Chairman of the Friends of Palewell Common which he had picked up from this years Chelsea Flower Show.
The wire around the various young fruit trees in the orchard…
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