Over the two previous Bank Holiday weekends i have had the pleasure of Two visits from the Wolverhampton National Trust Conservation Volunteers. We carried out the last bits of scrub clearance for a few months, taking particular care that there were no nesting birds near the area we were working in.
One of the days was spent in Lea quarry, continuing clearing invasive Bramble and Hawthorn whilst the other was spent at Roman Bank opening up a glade and sunny ride for the benefit of Butterflies and wild flowers. To finish the day off we all rounded up the 6 Hebridean sheep in the field opposite the Wenlock Edge Inn, this worked out at a ratio of one on one! Fortunately the sheep realised that they had no choice but to behave themselves and were soon in the trailer. They needed moving so that the wildflowers have a chance to flower for a few months.
The results on both days were amazing as was the weather and the Easter eggs and the group have made a hugely positive impact on the Edge over the past few months. I'm looking forward to seeing the group again in June when we will be making bird boxes.