LOWER BURGH MEADOW CONSERVATION GROUP.
The group has been awarded a green partnership Award, from Lancashire County Council.
With the monies we Have :-
1) Made the bench area a hard standing, much dryer for sitting on.
2)Built a bigger catchment pond to the area.
3)Built Dead hedges , under the willows opposite the
bench , dead hedges are known to shelter all types of
insect life, which are the foundation of woodland &
4)Help the wild flowers return to the bare ground
created by seeding & Plug Planting.
5)Widened & made a section of path drier to walk on by
raising it’s level.
The project was carried out from –
Friday 9th May to Sunday 11th May 2014
Our first work day Sunday April 6th
Group Members coppiced Willows, built a dead hedge, known to be good shelter for insect life, the foundation of most habitats.
Work days Friday to Sunday 9th to 11th May 2014.
Friday 9th May – Group Members dug out the Pond area. The bench area was dug out to & some hardcore placed, with drains fitted.
Saturday 10th May – Groups members finished placing hardcore to the Bench area & to raise the path, then compacted the areas. Woodland thinned to supply Wood for and built the Hibernacula. Widened the path.
AND The rain filled the pond up over 36 hours.
Sunday 10th May Members finished building the Hibernacula, moved the bench into persition. Raked over bear areas, sowed wild flower seeds & planted Plug Plants supplied by Naturscapes of Nottingham, good quality and good service as always. Then generally tidied up the area.