Wednesday, June 3, 2020

An update on our wildflower patch

Eleanor has been back to our wildflower patch in Southern Town Park and sent through a couple of photos to show how well it is doing. There are many more ox eye daisies now.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The TCV Green Zine coming soon!

The Conservation Volunteers are pleased to announce the relaunch of our monthly newsletter Greenzine.

Whilst we might not be out volunteering in the way we usually are, The Conservation Volunteers have been working hard behind the scenes and we want to share that information with you.

This week we will be relaunching our monthly Greenzine, an opportunity for us to share wonderful stories about our volunteers, fantastic new partnership opportunities, as well as some of our favourite bits of content from the past month, be it books, TV shows, radio shows, anything at all!

You are receiving this email as you have previously signed up to the Greenzine mailing list and we hope that you look forward to receiving our Greenzine.

We hope that you're enjoying the sunshine wherever you are and that you and your loved ones are safe and well.

From the TCV team. 

All groups images included in this edition of Greenzine were taken prior to COVID-19 social distancing measures being enforced. 

Kevin in the kitchen

I decided to have a go in the kitchen with the encouragement of Carolyn (not that I need it).

The result is a steamed pudding. I'll leave you to guess what sort it is. Needless to say the ingredients pushes the calories per ounce meter up the chart, you would need you to do 50 trips up Jarn Mound to burn it off per portion!

It didn't take long to make with the help of a pressure cooker (I don't trust those things! ever since I saw one in my childhood memory with these welded metal clamps on, to keep what seemed like the pressure at 10 tons per square inch, with a jet of super heated steam shooting out of the valve and taking the paint off the wall).

Anyway, the end product was edible and lasted me (Carolyn resisted a second helping, more for me!) a few days but I don't think it would travel well to a GG Coffee Break. 

An update from Eleanor (and her grandson!)

A new recruit for Green Gym?
He will probably be old enough to come on his own by the time Green Gym restarts!

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Cothill Photos from Adrian

Adrian has sent over some photos showing views of the bluebells in the woods at Cothill and another showing the Fen itself after the first cut of the rush this year.

A photo from the Green Gym tea break, 23rd May 2020

Sally arranged another virtual Saturday morning tea break for the Green Gym, at 11am when we would normally be halfway through our work session! Another good attendance as the photo below illustrates. We aim to hold another in two weeks on the 6th June.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Barbara's dragonflies

Hello All,

Whilst out and about yesterday I came across these dragonflies – Broad bodied chasers, male (blue) and female. There were quite a few of them around Abbey Fishponds.

Best wishes,