Friends of Cammo
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The boardwalk has now been added to the new wetland in South Field which is looking fantastic.
A Friends of Cammo meeting was held on 7th December. The minutes are here. The AGM will be on Wednesday 1st March 2023 at 7.30 in Cammo Lodge.
Friends of Cammo again welcomes Christmas trees for recycling to put round field trees and create habitat piles. Many thanks to those who have already brought along your trees.
If you would like to do this, then bring the whole tree (no need to cut it up unless you have to for transport). If bringing it by car, please leave it inside the pedestrian north gate (beyond the bin) on the right of the entrance to north car park, or behind the map/notice board next to south car park. If bringing it on foot, you can leave it on the grass at the right of the main entrance before the Lodge, but please don't unload from a car at this location, as stopping/turning cars make this junction more hazardous.
The Friends will then move the trees to desired locations in the woods and around field trees. They are great as homes for wrens and robins and will break down and feed the trees over time as well. We again just want single trees from households, no bulk deliveries of unsold stock from charities, as we don't have the capacity to deal with such large quantities.
Volunteer morning on Sunday 19th February - Dig to prepare for planting for bees
As many of you will know, we have honey bees in the walled garden. With the changing climate they are now sometimes active when our native wildflowers aren’t in bloom. To help plug this gap in nectar and pollen (particularly towards the end of the year) we are going to plant non-native flowering plants in the walled garden. In order to do this we need to clear areas of grass totalling about 200m² so that we can plant around 2000 plants (winter heath, lungwort, borage, Ceonothus, lavender, Asters, black eyed susan, catmint etc.). Please would as many people as possible come and help dig on Sunday 19th February, meeting at 10am outside the Lodge. You will need work gloves and a big fork or spade. Some wheelbarrows and rakes will also be useful. As always, jammy dodgers and soup will be on hand to keep us all going. If we get 20 or 30 people then it will only take a couple of hours to do it all.
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Page last updated: December 2019