Eynshamers of all ages, supported by a wonderful number of people from neighbouring villages, have been preparing the new wildflower meadows around Eynsham. These are at the southern end of the Playing Fields, in the car park of the Fishponds (Monk's Wood), in St Leonard's Churchyard and in Dovehouse Close.
Here we show the process in pictures - botanical surveys, reptile surveys, raking, scything rotovating, wheelbarrowing and the fun had by all! For those who are interested, the botanical survey report is attached. (Reptile survey report coming soon)
On the Nature Recovery Day on 19th September (10am to 2am, details to follow), the final preparation and sowing of the seed will take place. On the allotments, the Flowers for Wildlife group will be sowing and giving away annual, perennial, wildflower and garden flower seeds. Everyone is welcome to join in!
The project has been made possible by an extraordinary network of people coming together in the community with hands-on physical volunteering from many people, supported by the pro bono work of our local professionals and experts, and assisted by a number of Parish Councillors, and our community organisations. Funding has been provided through the Trust for Oxfordshire Environment from Grundon Waste Management Ltd (through the Landfill Communities Fund).
Alison Muldal's report of the botanical surveys is here: