Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve
50 Tree Trail
Three Bridge Way
Gallery 2018 - 19
Gallery 2016 - 17
River Champ update
Award for group
Another Pride award
River Champions UK
Review 2019 - 2020
Great crested newts
Shrops pine martens
Telegraph toad story
Wetland update 2019
Review 2018 - 2019
Friends & the Co-op
Love your River
School stone project
Water testing award
Review 2017 - 2018
News 2016 & 2017
Review 2016 - 2017
Mammal trap 18th Oct
Bat walk 14th Sept
Mini Beasts 9th Aug
Open Day 6th July
Woodcraft 10th May
Tee Lake carp
Swan family 2020 (2)
Swan family 2020 (1)
Swans & cygnets 2019
Otter & young
Water quality tests
Water testing 2022
Water testing 2021
Water testing 2019
Water testing 2020
The two Williams
Now a playground ...
The old houses
Field Study Guides
Lost & found
Friends at work and flora & fauna
On 21st December the group continued with the Beanhill Wood dead-hedging.
Putting in some more stakes.
Over the garden fence?
Lovely job everyone!
Thank you Karen Tomlinson for bringing this to our attention (and Jo McCarthy who made the original post on the Dothill community Facebook page).
The rapid response team cleaned it on the same day - thank you Jerry.
Ian's good but can he wield that many spades?!
On 14th December we were joined by Guy and Richard from the Environment Agency.
Here is Richard demonstrating water divining.
The group searched for pipes to break up in the wetland area, thereby encouraging a slower flow of water.
Due to the recent storms, a few trees were down on the Reserve.
Friends cleared the tree and repaired the fence.
We also removed a gale-damaged tree from the path on the south-east side of Tee Lake.
Mike Hughes pictured with Richard Teague (left) and Guy Pluckwell of the EA. Mike is receiving last year's River Champion award - see http://www.dothillnaturereserve-friends.com/447235050
Winter sunset, Donnerville Oak
On 30th November, Friends planted disease-resistant elms along the path between Severn Way and Dothill Pool...
...The trees were donated by Colin Evans, pictured with Friends and staff from Small Woods. Photo by Love Wellington.
Great fungi pic taken by one of our volunteers Marion Atkin.
16th November: Ian looks as if he's supervising the building of this dead-hedge!
Taking shape nicely.
Work done 9th Nov: some overhanging branches needed sorting...
More clearing of the 50 Tree Trail signs was also done - tree 11, Wellingtonia...
...tree 8, Elder.
Marion and Ron coppicing hazel in Beanhill Wood. Coppicing promotes vigorous re-growth in these trees.
Work done 2nd Nov: Joerg doing some scalloping. This creates zoned habitats valuable to butterflies.
Some crown-lifting was done, which lets in light...
...we cleared the rowans at the south end of Tee Lake...
...and another team did some path clearing.
On 26th October we planted 500 snake's head fritillary bulbs.
Others did some brushcutter work and cleared some of the 50 Tree Trail markers.
We also reinstated another uprooted Shropshire Way sign.
On 12th October, Friends cleared the path from Harley Close to the sports field ...
...and others cut back near Tee Lake Boulevard - much fun was had!
On 5th October we did some litter-picking and path clearing around Dothill Pool and on Severn Drive.
Another team cleared the aspens by Tee Lake and did some work on the nursery.
On 28th September, volunteers cut back the nettles at the Teme Avenue entrance.
Another team did some path clearing at the Donnerville Close entrance ...
...while others worked on the nursery.
Donnerville Close path cleared 28th September.
On 21st September volunteers laid down membrane on the nursery to suppress weeds.
Some cleared out the Tee Lake inlet...
...and more Friends seeded Yellow Rattle on the newly-mown Spa meadow ...
...and went on to more path clearing by Shawbirch Bridge. Great work all!
Meadows by Tee Lake mowed, grand job thank you!
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