We had a super busy half term this week in Ten Acres with our two volunteering groups!
First of all the families in top meadow garden laid down some membrane to supress the bramble roots around the apple tree and reclaim the area for the orchard. The kids loved helping to lay the membrance but even more loved using it as a racing strip and had thier own mini sports day adventure there!
We saw a few bugs and snails to add to our conservation list and had a cuppa in the woodland and marvelled at the fluffy snow like willow seeds that covered the woodland floor like a puffy cloud blanket. As we sat and enjoyed the scenery the willow fluff gently dropped around us creating a magical woodland feeling.
Meanwhile the Forest Futures volunteering team walked around the site tackling three cornered leek and himalayan balsam both of which are invasive pest species on the site that need to be controlled and managed regularly and appropriately. Its hard thankless work but they got through lots and then joined us for a cuppa in the shade of the trees.
We are super proud of our little volunteering family now on site and loving all the positive energy!