• Steeple Woods

Tug-o-weeds

It was a busy work group today. A dozen or so volunteers once again took on the winter task of rooting out the invasive Rhododendron and Winter Heliotrope.

Volunteer pulling up a large rhododendron.

Both species thrive on the reserve, but need controlling to make sure that they don't crowd out the native species.

There were definite signs of spring in the air, not least the bees starting to fly out of their hive in search of early flowering plants.


Plenty of calories were burned in the mega-weeding effort. Luckily, the Victoria sponge at the end of the session was up to its usual high standard.

Just managed to get a photo (and a slice) before it all vanished.


If you fancy a workout - big or small - you'll be in good company and we'd be very happy to see you.