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Last of the Summer Sunshine?

It’s late September and there’s plenty of evidence

that autumn has now arrived on

Greenstead Slopes and in Ghost Woods…

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A Wildlife Haven…

Despite it being a cloudy and humid day
I took a walk around Greenstead Slopes
to see what flora and fauna I could find.

As you can see, the tall grasses
are a haven for wildlife
no matter what the weather.

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Beautiful Bluebells…

I took some photos

on the slopes

and in the woods today,

and here are just a few:

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Tree Planting…

A very big
THANK YOU
to everyone who came along
to help plant the new saplings
which were given to us by
The Woodland Trust.

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Despite the grey weather,
and the fact it was Easter weekend,
it was a great turn-out.
So good to see so many
local people getting involved.

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Another big THANK YOU
to the anonymous donor
who paid for the tree protectors
and canes.

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This little copse is adjacent
to Ghost Wood and will
enhance the local area
by adding some colour,
and it will encourage
birds and wildlife.

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It will also provide
a shady area for families
to enjoy picnics,
while still allowing
plenty of green space
for children to run around on.

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The project has the backing of
Colchester Borough Council
and local Counsellors.

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Snowdrops…

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We appear to have a few

pretty little snowdrops

dotted around the slopes.

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In Ghost Woods

the fabulous Silver Birches

look rather splendid

against the blue sky.

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The trees are full

of chirping birds.

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Here’s a short video clip.

(Turn your speakers on!)

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Exciting News!

get ready

In keeping with the KTGC theme
of providing a legacy for
future generations,
we recently applied to
The Woodland Trust
for some free trees.

We are pleased to announce
we have been granted
a copse pack!

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We will soon receive
the following saplings:
10 Silver Birch
10 Wild Cherry
10 Rowan

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These new trees
will fit in well
with our current species
and will encourage
birds and other wildlife.

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We are due to meet
with Colchester Borough Council
to discuss the exact positioning
which will probably be
adjacent to ghost wood.

As soon as we have
further information
we will let you know…

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Buttercups and Daisies…

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It’s a slightly clammy Bank Holiday Sunday, but nonetheless I ventured up to
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods for a look at the rather lovely display of
buttercups (and daises).

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It’s remarkable what a few days rain can do,
and the undergrowth has really shot up.
The nettles and sheep’s parsley are particularly tall right now.

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The slopes really are now looking like a proper ‘meadow’,
bringing back all manner of happy childhood memories.
It’s very important that children these days have the
same opportunities to enjoy the simple things in life
such as making daisy chains, having family picnics
and generally having a wonderful time outdoors.

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This can ONLY be achieved by making sure that
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods
remain free from the health and safety hazards
that litter and dog fouling create.

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As you probably know by now, the Keep the Green Clean project
was recently given two Community Awards.
These awards were not given to any individual or group of specific people;
they are for EVERYONE in the community who puts their litter in the bins provided and who pick up after their pets.

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(Our posh new litter bin!)

That’s a big THANK YOU to him, to her, to them to us……and to YOU!!
Lets now build on that success and all pull together to help to make
Greenstead Slopes and Ghost Woods even better!!

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