Monday, 16 May 2016
Two new Wildlife Walks coming up soon: the first comprised of the Malvern Wildlife group led by Peter Garner, at 2pm on Tuesday 24th May, here at Old Country Farm, WR13 5PS. We will likely wander through the orchards, just coming into blossom, and maybe hear Redstarts and even Lesser-Spots! Peter will also be considering plants and insects along with the birds of this place, so there will be plenty to marvel at before we return to the farmhouse for refreshments (free, but donations to charity appreciated).
Next, a morning walk around the farm on Saturday, June 4th, at 10.45 am, with Ledbury Naturalists and Worcester Wildlife Trust. By then, the meadow near the old sand pit should be nearly at its best, the only truly 'unimproved' flowering meadow on the farm. On the way we may pass beside the large lake remaining from the gravel pits, and maybe glimpse woodpeckers on 'our' side on the dense wet woodland left over from the original sand pit. I am hoping recent work done here cataloguing fungi in the orchard will be described too.
Please bring stout footwear or wellingtons for the walks, the ground is overgrown and uneven in places, with some steps. We do have parking areas but try to limit the number of cars if you can.
I look forward to seeing you all there!