Continuing our maintenance programme for the Pond and surrounding Meadow ………..
On Sunday 26th October we began preparations for Spring 2015. We were very disappointed that the Parks and Open Spaces Department of Royal Greenwich had not yet arranged for the surrounding meadow to be cut . We were therefore unable to rough rake the meadow and sow wildflower seeds.
Hopefully the Parks and Open Spaces Department will be able to allocate staff as soon as possible. However, with the worsening weather, and the small number of FOEP volunteers, it may not now be possible to sow the seeds before winter is upon us.
Unable to work on the meadow, we turned our attention to the wildlife pond, but this time we were prepared!
We had FULL LENGTH WADERS ! Only two volunteers tried on the waders and “got stuck in” (thankfully not literally) thinning out pond vegetation, and two of us stayed on land clearing the meadow and collecting litter hidden in the dense growth.
Although there were only four of us, we did make a difference and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The waders were a great success! Here are a few photos/video of the team hard at work.
So what’s next …….
Providing the weather is favourable (or at least reasonable !), we are hoping to be able to have one more session to thin out the pond vegetation. However we are not sure whether we will be able to make further progress with the meadow preparations.
The provisional date for our last session is SATURDAY 22nd NOVEMBER between 10.30 am and 12.30/1.00 pm. If you would like to join us, it would great to see you – but please check the notice board at the Foxcroft Road entrance to the park.