During August, we don’t have our regular work party on the fourth Sunday. However, we may well be holding an extra work party which will be advertised on our website and Facebook page. So, what have we been up to over the last few months? Lots of work has been done within the wood to keep the designated paths as clear as possible from plant overhang. Several nest box surveys have been done and are now on our website. Bird surveys will shortly go on to the website, along with butterfly surveys – all completed by group members that have learned these new skills after joining the group through courses held by Rushcliffe Borough Council or Notts Wildlife Trust.
The regular work parties have involved checking the whips and making sure they are not overgrown, mending the boundary hedges as part of our remit under our five-year work plan agreed with Rushcliffe Borough Council and Notts Wildlife Trust, and path edging. Although there has been lots going on regarding the housing plans around the Sharphill area, the wood is still a nature reserve and work to maintain
The work at Sharphill Wood is done by volunteers through the friends group and without those volunteers it would be very difficult. A big thank you goes to all who have helped over the years. However, we are always looking for new volunteers – whether you a doing a Duke of Edinburgh award, just retired, looking for new hobby or a way of getting or keeping fit and like being in the outdoors . It’s a great way to learn new skills, help the community, keep fit, meet new people and be outside in a beautiful green space. If you would like more information about volunteering with us please visit sharphillwood.org