Cub Scouts at work in Coed Wen woodland

 April 2017

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Alderman Doug Butterill (right) Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC   Company Secretary, helps some of the youngsters to prepare one of the bird boxes before placing it on a tree.

This article was written for the Civic Society by Cheryl Hamlyn, Assistant Cub Scout Leader of

the 7th South West Cheshire Millfields pack

 

AFTER participating in the Spring Clean Litter Pick in March, the Cubs Scouts continued their community conservation work at Coed Wen Community Woodland in Nantwich.

    Earlier in the year, as part of their DIY badge, the Cubs had constructed four bird boxes - but with no confirmed location to put them up.

    Thankfully, through connections the Cubs have made with the Nantwich Litter Group, Nantwich Civic Society and The Nantwich Partnership they were introduced to the fabulous area at Coed Wen.

   With assistance from Doug Butterill, Company Secretary of Greenspaces South Cheshire CIC, the Cubs placed the bird boxes and sowed wild flower seeds.

 

   We are so lucky to have such an amazing space here in Nantwich.

   The Cubs have not only enjoyed taking part in the conservation aspect, they have really enjoyed exploring the area.

   It is the ideal outdoor classroom and we are just happy that we could participate in adding to the beauty that already exists here.

   Doug Butterill said "Working with the Cubs is a real pleasure. Coed Wen is only a young wood and is improving all the time.

   "It is being managed to attract wildlife, especially birds, so the bird boxes are particularly welcome.

   "The wild flower seeds, donated by Kew Gardens, consisted of a range of flowers including common knapweed, viperís bugloss and red campion which will bring colour and attract pollinating insects to the woodlands." 

 

 

Above: The youngsters watch as a bird box is placed

 

 

Right: Sowing some of the seeds

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