Road Side Reserves and Spring Flowers

A few days have been spent in Coed Maidie B Goddard. We’ve been improving the path in the woodland by building some more causeway from the wood we cut during the winter which will hopefully make it less muddy to walk through. We’ve also cleared some young blackthorn and straggly brambles from the meadow where they are encroaching.

Old Warren Hill entrance E Foot

Old Warren Hill new entrance by E Foot

A sunny afternoon was spent in Old Warren Hill removing the sycamore regrowth from the stumps we cut over the winter. There was a lovely display of celandine and a few patches of primroses and the first bluebells were even out in flower, soon there will be a blue carpet. Much more sunlight is reaching the woodland floor after the sycamore felling works over the winter.

The white posts that mark the Roadside Verge Reserves in the county have been put out and the road marked with paint to help the grass cutting contractors know where they are. There will be a new verge reserve in Llangeitho this year. The verge reserves have a different cutting regime than the rest of the roadside verges to help promote the wildflowers.

Tir Coed have been busy in Coed Penglanowen and Old Warren Hill over the last few weeks building a new entrance way and some benches. They will be continuing for a few more weeks yet and will include some boardwalk near the bridge they built last year where the ground has proved to be very boggy.

Thank you very much to everyone who has helped this month. If you would like to volunteer with us in Ceredigion there are work parties twice a week out on the reserves, year round, contact Em on 07980932332 or to find out more about Ceredigion reserves visit: