COMMUNITY CONSERVATION IN ACTION
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Edgmond Biodiversity Day 12th June
EWG AGM by zoom on 17th June
Information for both is on its way to members. Put them in your diary now :-).
The difference between Spanish and English bluebells and why it matters!"
April 2021 by Paula Doherty
Check the new article from Paula HERE
Wildlife Round Up
This has moved to its own page under ABOUT on the menu or click HERE. This section of our web page seems to have developed into a regular posting and we have had some good feedback about this. If you want to contribute your sighting, bird , mammal, amphibian, flower or any other wildlife observation please mail me and I will try to include you in this posting.
Church Field Progress
You will ahve noticed some changes!!!
The blast of wildflower colour just over the wall. The Red Campion is in flower and so too are some of the early flowering grasses.
The gates are up and stained and Allan is currently working on the Church Wall though the weather is slowing progress.
day of action on the Church Field and we have at last found the time to sort out the we made specially for entrance to our joint project with the Church field Trustees. We hope you like it.
We also glad see that the matting for church overflow parking has practically disappeared.
Check out our the Edgmond Wildlife Group Facebook site to see more images.
The House Sparrow Project
The House Sparrow population has decline by 71% since the 1970s.
If you haven't got time to get involved in the House Sparrow research and observation project (see the projects section on this site) then you can support the work of EWG by putting up a House Sparrow Apartment or Nestbox on your house. You can source one on the net or buy one from our local helper. Andy Bishop. A 3 hole (Apartment) £12 and single hole box £6. Email Andy here................ .
Andy has also been helping with our Hedgehog conservation Boxes during the last few years. NB: If want to make your own then the plans are on Part B of the House Sparrow project sheets HERE
Hedgehog Highway Badge
We want to encourage people in Edgmond to create Hedgehog Highways. So, when you have linked your garden to a neighbours post a photo on here and we will send you our special Hedgehog Highway Badge to put by it Screw the badge to a fence panel or post and show other people in Edgmond we are working to conserve Hedgehogs. It might be a 13cm square hole in a fence, a gap cut in the bottom of a gate or even a tunnel under a concrete fence. We have a limited supply so get cracking.
Well done to the 5 households in Edgmond who have already received their badges.
Members Get Hedgehog Houses
Fully paid up members have been responding to our free Hedgehog House initiative. This is another initiative to encourage the Edgmond community to support the Edgmond Hedgehog Conservation Area. This is a project ongoing now for several years. A limited number of boxes are available to members who sign up to engaging with hedgehog conservation in their garden.
Some boxes have been reserved to support the Church Field Plan and the St Peter's Church Eco Project.
Lisa and family to the rescue!
A trip To Cuan Wildlife Centre with a small poorly hedgehog this week resulted in a return trip with 6 hedgehogs to be rehabilitated.
Thanks to Lisa, Paula and Graham the Edgmond Rescue Crew who bailed me out for some much needed short notice accommodation. A hedgehog hero badge for you all
Thanks to our Wildflower Gardeners
Sharing our Village with Wildlife - Growing Wildflower Seeds for Edgmond Wildlife Group. A big 'thank you' to everyone who has offered to grow wildflowers from seed for planting out in the Church Field. You should have received your packs and guidance notes by now. A special big thank you to Claire who helped deliver envelopes and also to Yvonne who is going to involve the Scout Group.
Please do post pictures of your seedlings as they grow - it will be great to see how they are developing. I sowed mine this weekend - I have a cold greenhouse so I've started a bit earlier.
Once the plants are robust enough we will organise a planting-out day - probably sometime in the autumn.
It is not always completely obvious what extra content members can see on our website. The opportunity to contribute to our group discussion is certainly a members only activity. Some pages are set with members only permission.
PLEASE NOTE: To access the members section and in particular the interactive groups section (the discussion and observation section) you need to login, top right of the opening page (home). If you haven't done this already you will need to provide your details and register. This information comes back to us and your details as a paid member have to be confirmed by us before you can you access this section. When we have checked this you will receive an email to say that everything is set up.
Of course, once the pandemic has faded, we will be organising events, walks, talks, training, practical conservation activities etc These will be mainly exclusive (members only) activities so details of these events will only be visible by those who have joined EWG.
Members will understand that the website has two purpose. In the first instance it is a marketing opportunity and tells the wider public about us and what we do and provide the necessary connections for people to use if they want to join. Secondly it is opportunity to engage with our members and offer them something different from what is offer the casual visitor to our web site.
Hopefully we can achieve this balance but we are still very much at the beginning of our web site development and as always welcome any suggestions about content or even better we welcome any contributions.
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CHAIR Jon Lloyd
Mobile: 07738 599393
TREASURER Michelle Wilson
Address: Bramley, 15-17 School Road, Edgmond TF10 8LB
SECRETARY Paula Doherty
Landline: 01952 813520
Mobile: 07966 034080
Address: 1A Connors Lane, Edgmond, TF10 8JU
DEVELOPMENT OFFICER Allan Wilson
Mobile: 07970 825258
Address: 15-17 School Road, Edgmond, TF10 8LB
FACILTIES OFFICER—Position Vacant