Tattenhall Wildlife Group (TWiG) was thrilled to be nominated by Anne Bailey as the local organisation to benefit from the tea and cake-stall profits which were made at last week's 'open garden', held at Tattenhall Hall.
This year you ate the fantastic selection of cakes in great quantities, making a bumper profit.
So, with increasing waistlines(!), you have also kindly swelled the coffers of our local environmental and volunteer group by £520. Truly amazing. Our thanks to you all!
TWiG continues to manage entire areas of the village.
- Most recently, Jubilee Wood, now well established, has been a riot of colour with wild flowers blooming in the glades beneath the trees. The permissive pathway through the wood allows everyone to access and enjoy this valuable asset.
- Thanks to Monty Don, local residents appear to be supporting all manner of beans and sweet peas from our locally sourced hazel poles. Chester Zoo has also been one of our biggest fans, using the hazel poles for their aviaries. Our Coppiced Hazel Project, therefore, has been a huge success both locally and afar.
- Currently, TWiG is working collaboratively with a number of stakeholders, including Bolesworth Estate, the Environment Agency, ELM Associates and the Mersey Forest as Phase 2a of our 'Slowing the Flow' of the Mill Brook Project nears completion. This will alleviate flood risk in the centre of Tattenhall and provide reassurance to local residents.
- Supporters of TWiG are also undertaking an invertebrate survey in Glebe Meadow (a rare area of unimproved grassland) – looking specifically at the '3 Bs' – beetles, bees and butterflies. Previous surveys confirm the richness of the biodiversity in this area; twenty three different species of grass; twenty species of wildflower, and home to a significant number of small skipper butterflies – another uncommon species in Cheshire. Our annual cut of the meadow will be taking place in the near future.
Lockdown has proved to everyone the benefits to be had from the countryside. We simply remind you to 'Know the Code Before You Go'