News archive: August 2000

Narroways Millennium Green Trust meetings are held once a month in the St Werburghs area -The next meeting is at 8.00 p.m. on Tuesday 3rd October 2000 at The Old Fox pub in Baptist Mills. All are welcome.

Wildlife Observations

The number of bats seen tailed off rapidly after July and just one seen on the 6th August over the Church Field. There seem to be lots of Frogs around – we uncovered some on Narroways during the hay cutting and some have been seen in allotments and back gardens nearby. SomeCommon Lizards have been seen on sunny railway embankments. A Green Woodpecker has been heard a lot at Narroways and a Sparrowhawk was seen over Mogg Street. It is the butterfly season with Commas, Common blues, Cinnibar Moths and Speckled Wood ( I saw half a dozen on the short walk along the stoney path). Stag Beetles may have been seen near The Orchard and I heard first chirring of crickets this year on the 23rd July.

Relaxing on Narroways after the haycutting

After the Summer haycutting on 22nd and 23rd July there was a celebration on site with food and drink in the evening sunshine.

Haycutting finished

Continued thanks to Sweet, Hemmings, The Millennium Commission and The Countryside Agency for funding for site improvements.

There is a conference for people in Millennium Green Trusts at Stretton-le-Fosse near Swindon on the 27th September 2000.

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