Task Reports

Please contact the office if you are interested in volunteering and we will discuss details.

Conservation Work - Past

Northcliffe Woods Pond.

Northcliffe Woods Pond. Bradford Place. Bradford. BD18-4QZ.

We will be continuing our pond clearance task and digging out as much  silt and mud as possible to keep the pond healthy.

Please let us know if you would like to join us. 

Lower Fields Primary School

Lower Fields Primary School. Fenby Ave. Bradford. BD4 8RG

We will be carrying out meadow management on Lower fields extensive meadow land using traditional hand tools such as scythes, prior to mowing. Will also be clearing the pond of unwanted vegetation. 

 

Please get in touch if you would like to come along.

Northcliffe Woods

Northcliffe Woods Pond. Bradford Place. Bradford. BD18-4QZ.

Today we spent the day clearing silt and mud from the pond. We created a channel  and made a good start. We will be visiting the pond again this month to complete the task.

Bowling Community Orchard.

Bowling Park Community Orchard. Bowling Park Allotments. Bowling Park Drive. BD4 7ES

We finished clearing the majority of the meadow and all the pathways. We also carried out repairs to the render on the Apple Store after it had been broken into and  harvested more apples.

Urban Nature Reserve

Bradford University Campus. Laisteridge Lane.

A productive day, the grass was cut using scythes and sickles and a clear path for groups was mown. We cleared duckweed from the ponds and removed branches from the woodland area where there are species rich areas of wildflowers, to encourage them to spread and made habitat piles from the branches. We also removed wood avens and other unwanted plants.

The new benches were painted  with linseed oil to preserve them. The oil has really brought out the colour of the red cedarwood. 
 

 

Bowling Community Orchard

Bowling Park Community Orchard. Bowling Park Allotments. Bowling Park Drive. BD4 7ES

We made a great start carrying out the annual  meadow cut using traditional tools such as  scythes and sickles, raking off the arisings to keep the fertility of the grass low and to encourage the wildflowers to thrive. We collected wildflower seeds with a view to creating a nursery area in our roof garden for  propagating them.   

Urban Nature Reserve

Bradford University Campus. Laisteridge Lane.

We completed the benches today and laid the woodchip along the paths and seating areas and it all looks fantastic. Volunteers also cleared back some branches that were damaged or encroaching on the paths around the site and created habitat piles from the arisings. 

Urban Nature Reserve

Bradford University Campus. Laisteridge Lane.

Our delivery of woodchip and benches came this morning, both consisting of locally sourced red cedarwood, so we  cleared the last of the woodchip from the paths in preparation and started constructing the new benches.