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The Greenways Countryside Project protects and enhances the countryside and open spaces around Ipswich,  for the benefit of wildlife and local people.

Alderman Canal Building a stag beetle pile


Spring Wood Day event

Spring Wood Day – Bank Holiday Monday 4th May – 11.00am to 4.00pm

A wonderful free event, ideal for children and families, to celebrate ‘spring’, ‘wood’ and ‘Spring Wood’!

Join us and Ipswich Wildlife Group and a host of other local conservation groups for a fun day of practical activities, guided walks, wildlife displays, live folk music, Morris dancing, maypole dancing and much more!

Poster for Spring Wood Day 2015

 

 

 


Beanpole Day!

Beanpole Day – Sunday 26th April 2015, Millennium Wood, Bobbits Lane, Pinewood – 11.00am to 3.00pm

Come and buy lovely hazel beanpoles and peasticks for your allotment or garden – all produced by Ipswich Wildlife Group as a result of their work to help manage Spring Wood Local Nature Reserve.

The Groups sells the poles and peasticks to help pay for the tools etc required to manage the Wood – so all proceeds are re-invested direct back into the local area.

Beanpoles (8 foot long) are in bundles of 11 (to give you 5 pairs and a rod for across the top!) – and peasticks in bundles of 20 – good sized, fan shaped, well branched twigs, ideal for peas and other plants to grow up.

Hazel poles and sticks look fantastic in any garden and offer a more sustainable (and attractive) alternative to the rather straight bamboo canes. Other woodland produce can also be made available including linen line and fruit tree props, tomato sticks, thicker poles for building other structures etc etc – why not come along on the 26th April and find out more?

Bundles of each are just £4, so they are very reasonable too!B pole day