First Visit and Great Transect Result

Wednesday – Visit from Pershore U3A walk round the wood with tea and cake at the village hall after.

Contractors are cutting down 17 oaks with ”Sudden Oak Decline” and burning the bark on the stumps – what a mess.

I did the second week Transect on Friday in perfect conditions.  A count of 147 butterflies this is the highest second week ever at Grafton. Mostly Peacock and Orange-TipsTRanss.

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Last Day of 2013/14 Work Parties

On the last day of this season work parties we made some seats and finished the improved access thank to the gate provided by Worcestershire County Council.

Seats and Gates

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Grafton Events 2014

These are generally events requested by local groups but volunteers are welcome to join us.

GRAFTON WOOD WALKS 2014

 Thursday 10th April               Pershore U3A – 2pm

 Thursday 8th May                 Malvern Naturalists Field Society – 2pm

 Sunday 18th May                 Dawn Chorus (6am) Upton Snodsbury Group

 Thursday 19th June               Arrow Valley Countryside Group -1.30pm

 Saturday 5th July                  Coppit Hill Group visit

 Sunday 6th July                     Dursley Birdwatching & Preservation Society

 Monday 7th July                             Wolverley Historical Society

 Saturday 12th July                South Staffs Naturalist Society

 Sunday 13th July                  Grafton Wood Butterfly Walk – 2pm

 Sunday 24th August             Brown Hairstreak Day – 11:00

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Graftonians go to Ewyas Harold

To help with the end of season work a gang of volunteers went to Ewyas Harold this weekend.  The weather was great loads of butterflies around and a great deal of work done.

Ewyas Harold

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Overflow for the New Pond

By way of a change – the lads made an overflow ditch for the new pond.

The Pond Overflow Leat

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Butterflies and Bees

19 Degrees and the wood is full of Butterflies and Bees.  The most Brimstones I can remember this early. Also several Chiffchaffs – Spring is here

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Sunday Work Party

Trevor B is not very good at negotiating the hill in the Mule – he managed to drop it into a ditch.  Fortunately he had brought his son along for the day who managed to pull it out with our winch.

A nice safety fence constructed at the end of ride 14 and the ride widened.

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