News and Events
Stibbard Crossroads Wild Meadow Making Project - Update
Natural Gardens’ Barley Wilson has reported that the new plants which were planted in the Autumn have suffered from the bad drought this spring so growth has been very limited and most have flowered and seeded early and low. But you will see vetches, meadow vetchling, smooth tare, ox-eye daisies, selfheal, etc. Plenty of interesting grasses too.
Along the far hedgerows from opposite the gate up towards the Norwich road there area a scattering of bee orchids. Also evident are whitethroats and lesser whitethroats in the hedgerows. Last week Barley took naturalist Nick Acheson there to identify the masses of grasshoppers and crickets, and he spotted field, meadow, lesser marsh, and common green grasshoppers, and Roesel’s bush cricket. This diversity of wildlife species is associated with meadows and thick hedgerows, and shows how valuable even small habitat improvement projects can be.
"Following the removal of the hay crop this summer there will hopefully be a few autumn work parties for wildflower planting, bramble management, and hedge trimming. Do let Elaine know if you are interested in joining in."
Spring Litter Pick
As soon as we can reschedule we will publicise a village wide litter pick as supported by North Norfolk District Council and The Village Hall.
For more information: Elaine Banham-Seed M 07807 230375 or Nicola on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07855947797.
STIBBARD PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Due to the continued closure of Stibbard Village Hall, all further Parish Council Meetings will be held at the Methodist Centre, Wood Norton Road, Stibbard for the foreseeable future. If you have any comments to make to the Parish Council, please contact the Clerk Nicola Ledain. Email: email@example.com or Tel 07855 947797