Wildlife Gardening: Preparing and planting up around the Feeder Tree
Saturday 29th March, 10.30am to 4.00pm; Tamar Trails Centre
Come and help us create an improved habitat area to attract insects and birds to the Feeder Tree at the Tamar Trails Centre.
To help attract more birds we are going to plant insect-friendly perennial and shrub plants to ensure a greater supply of insects, eggs and larvae for the birds to feed on. We will also be preparing the ground by forking out some of the more invasive plants already present, and planting coloured willow cuttings as a backdrop to the area, provide winter colour and a future supply of willow canes for weaving and wicker projects.
Did you know??? Willow is one of the most insect friendly of our trees, with over 350 associated insect species, possibly more than an oak tree?
When: Saturday 29th March 2014. Please meet at or after 10.30am, we will continue through the day until 4pm, so come and help out for a few hours or the whole day!
Where: Meet outside the Tamar Trails Centre café. Drinks and hot lunch will be provided for volunteers! The Tamar Trails Centre car park (Tree Surfers) is near Gulworthy, just off the Gunnislake to Tavistock road (A390). Satnav postcode: PL19 8JE. Car parking permits will be issued for the day for volunteers.
What to bring: Dress for the weather, bring gloves and suitable working footwear. All tools, equipment, plants and training will be provided. If you have a favourite fork and/or trowel, or even a native plant you would like to donate, feel free to bring along!
Please let us know if you are interested in coming for all or just part of the day, or if you would like more information
Contact Dave Readman
Tamar Community Trust
mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org 07792 483669