AGM and ANOTHER NATURE RESERVE OF MY OWN by Brian Shaw

The March meeting is on the 11th and is a chance to hear the group’s chairman Brian Shaw describe his experiences of enhancing the wildlife in his three acres of woodland on Froggatt Edge.  Putting up nest boxes has attracted pied flycatchers, tree creepers and nuthatches as well as tawny owls and mandarin ducks. The oak trees planted in 1993 have now matured and sustain a healthy population of caterpillars which provide food for the birds. As well as propagating native bluebells Brian has introduced primroses, snowdrops and encouraged anything that could provide nest sites or food for birds and small mammals and there is also a thriving badger sett.  This should be one of the more light hearted talks this year but hopefully no less entertaining. It will be slightly shorter than normal as the AGM will be held afterwards. Visitors are welcome to stay for the AGM or leave after the coffee break if they wish but members are urged to stay.