Cloudy with rain at midday, 10°, light SW.
At the beginning of National Tree week 28th Nov – 6th Dec, Loren and I plus many others helped out with planting some trees in Cholsey Rec on Saturday 28th. A group of local folk had organised acquiring some trees and it was arranged to plant a couple of areas in the Rec with up to 200 trees.
It was good to see a number of people of all ages turn out to plant trees from the village and I hope, over time we can find more areas for planting.
A good selection of trees were planted that included Cherry, Rowan, Maple, Willow and Birch.
Thanks to Mitch who rustled up some bacon & egg rolls for everyone and also kept an eye out for a few birds that were noted.
Also thanks to Vicky and the Tree Lady amongst others who organised the tree planting.
Sorry I did not get everyone’s name who was involved.
Let us hope over the coming years we will see these trees grow and flourish.
A flock of Long-tailed Tit passed through and Mistle Thrush, Skylark and a Grey Wagtail flew over.
Barn Owl seen on Cholsey hill tonight (28th) hunting along the verges (per Michael Pocock).
Nuthatch and a couple of Pied Wagtail in the garden.