The Walsham Wild Wood held their second Midsummer Picnic on the 24th June. Unfortunately the football match and a very hot day resulted in fewer people attending than last year. However the picnic was still a success with delicious donated food, plenty to drink and activities for the children including a new Nature Trail which took the them around the whole site.
The AGM was held on the 5th July. A quiet year was reported at the Wood but there was an unusual plant surprise when a clump of broom rape was found growing for the first time. This is a parasitic herbaceous plant with seeds that can be dormant in the soil for many years.
It was also reported that Alison Martin has stepped down as Secretary after 6 years. Alison was was thanked for all her hard work and commitment to the project. John Stebbing was elected as Secretary, Richard Belson was re-elected as the Treasurer and Lorna MacKinnon was re-elected as Chair.
If you would like to find out more about Walsham Wild Wood please get in touch with Lorna | 01359 259 140.
The Wild Wood Group has now carried out regular autumn maintenance work. On a beautiful sunny morning saplings were planted in the last of the gaps and staking/supports to the trees were checked. The organisers wish to thank all those who came to help.
The project is creating a native wild wood with planting carefully planned with native species only which will ultimately create an truly native space.
A watchful eye is also kept for muntjac deer rubbing against the young tree trunks.
If you would like to join the group find contact details for the organisers on the Wild Wood Group page.