Easter Egg Hunt and Clean-up
We are doing the Easter Egg Trail again this year so from Good Friday why not take the youngsters up to the Upper Orchid Field to follow the trail and answer the questions. Take your completed form to the Wenvoe Village Shop – the first 30 correctly completed forms will earn you an Easter Egg or similar. Thank you to Kam and Punna for supporting this event for the third year.
With our Tesco’s money we have installed two benches at the watercress beds at Goldsland farm along with a noticeboard and bee hotel. We have placed 4 hedgehog 'homes' around the orchards to help these rapidly declining animals. Why not put one in your garden? – they cost between £20 and £30 and come with full instructions on what to do. They are not just for hibernation but can be used all year round.
More nest boxes are being put up along with insect homes and also butterfly boxes. All of these can be bought for around £3 or £4 each and are in local shops. With 5 ponds to keep an eye on we now have pond-dipping nets, trays and magnifying glasses. This is a great activity for children so if you are interested in learning what to do either with children in your family or as part of group activities run by the Wildlife Group, please contact us. We shall be arranging training sessions in the coming months.
Members of the Group helped out with a litter-pick in Barry in an area known as Tree Tops, near Holm View Leisure Centre. Over 120 bags of rubbish were collected in just under two hours. Clearing litter is not just about making places look better. Many animals both wild and domestic suffer or are killed by plastic bags, cans, glass jars, plastic can holders, rubber bands and balloons. Whilst Wenvoe has nothing like the litter problem that some areas have, we still have litter and it only takes one misplaced item to maim or kill a hedgehog, bird or your cat or dog. It is great to hear that the Community Council are considering the issue of litter-picking and we look forward to joining an event in the parish in the coming months.