The works gallery
April 2021. The equipment arrives
The fence is removed
Preparing to cross the Ha-ha.
The top field path is scraped. Better already. 28th April 2021
A path to keep our boots off the bluebells. 17/5/21. They are already appearing on either side of the path.
A slight curve through the trees to avoid damaging the roots. 19th May 2021
The side entrance on Childwall Abbey Rd gets a gentle gradient and drainage channels to avoid the waterfall that usually occurs there each winter
Paths, not puddles. 28th July 202
The path down to the folly. 24th July 2021
The last path finished. It gets the Rosie seal of approval. 19th August 22021
The machines have gone. The paths are done 18th August 2021
The scrape of the carriageway has begun.
10th September, John, and Ian closing the bridge and nearby paths.
Safety, as always, is a priority, and the bridge and nearby paths are closed as the carriageway work begins.
Overhanging trees and rhododendrons are cleared from the carriageway before the scrape. Woodchips from the cutting fly everywhere so walkers are kept away.
Jamie and some of the team from Lancashire Wildlife Trust.
Sept 16th. The scrape to remove the decades of mud begins. Notice the blocks of sandstone on the side ready to be reinstated in the walls of the carriageway later on.
Looking down from the bridge. The deepest part of the carriageway with most of the mud removed
No need for wellies now.
Adam from Lancashire Wildlife Trust with our Chair, John, on the top field.
The top field after the mowing and collection, ready for planting a range of wildflowers.
Seeding of the top field. January ’22
The pond work begins 14/2/22 The middle pond of three.
Far enough away from the tree line to minimise leaf collection.
Next to the bed of bullrushes, perfect for water-loving species.
The oak plantation. Planted close as saplings it’s time to remove the smallest to make room for growth.
2 ponds here. One close to the path to accommodate the dipping platform and a smaller one nearer to the bullrushes.
One of 2 new scrapes on the top field. Not as deep as the main ponds. A different dimension to the wetland habitat.
The largest of the 2 new scrapes on the top field. Creating the shallow areas that many birds and invertebrates prefer.