The Friends of The Trap Grounds

News / Spring 2010

Posted on 3rd March, 2010

Snowdrops are flowering on the bank of the stream, hazel catkins are waving in the wind in the woodland, and we have planned a busy programme of activities for the Spring:

Boardwalk for wheelchairs alongside the stream: the contractor has started work and hopes to complete the installation by Easter.

Rubbish Blitz: Saturday 6 March, 10 am to 12 noon. We need all the help we can get! Meet us on the Frenchay Road canal bridge just before 10 am, or come along and find us in the woodland later. Wear boots and thick gloves, and please bring a wheelbarrow if you can. Children under 12 welcome if accompanied by an adult.

Bramble Blitz and Path Clearance: Sunday 21 March, 10 am to 4 pm. Volunteers needed! Come for an hour or come for the whole day – whatever you like. Wear boots and thick gloves, and bring a wheelbarrow if you can. We shall stop for lunch at about 1 pm. Hot drinks provided; bring your own sandwiches.

Annual General Meeting: Tuesday 23 March, 7.30 pm, St Margaret’s Institute, Polstead Road, north Oxford. Short reports and a presentation of future plans will be followed by refreshments and an illustrated talk by Diane Wilson: ‘Wildlife In My Garden’, featuring foxes and badgers (sometimes on the same slide!).

May Morning Bird-Song: a guided walk led by an ornithologist on Saturday 1 May, starting at 7 am. Meet us on the canal bridge at Aristotle Lane.