Kempshott Conservation Group
Young Arachnophiles (Spider lovers) descend on Down Grange Meadow
On 29th September we hosted a kids “Bug Hunt” as part of “Green Week” organised by the Council. We arranged something similar for “Love Parks Week” at the end of July when the session yielded all kinds of insects, butterflies, bugs, beetles, grasshoppers, crickets, ants, flies, etc., for the youngsters to catch and for the adults to identify. September, being late in the season, yielded an abundance of spiders. There were no problems catching these, except for the large, scary ones!
Your Meadow needs you!
Down Grange Meadow is a very popular destination for many dog walkers and those who enjoy the pleasant surroundings that this large green space provides. People not only from Kempshott, but from other areas such as Hatch Warren and Kempshott Rise are regular daily visitors. For many years the conservation group has worked tirelessly to enhance the diversity of what grows or lives there. Trees and shrubs receive regular maintenance and new ones have been planted. Grass cutting is now properly managed and patches have been scraped for the introduction of wild meadow flowers. Apart from improving the natural beauty of the meadow, there are great benefits for wildlife in general.
If this work is to continue at the level needed to maintain and build upon these achievements the group needs more volunteers. Are you willing help? Why not join us on one of our next Work Parties being held on Sundays 16th December and 27th January from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon? We meet at the Meadow’s Homesteads Road entrance. All equipment is provided, but please bring your own gloves.
For more information about our activities on Down Grange Meadow, please call Marion Wolstencroft on (01256) 470171. Alternatively, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.kempshottconservationgroup.org.uk