Wood re­vamp com­plete

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HILLING­DON wood­land has been given a new lease of life, af­ter a five-fig­ure cash in­jec­tion and two years of hard work by vol­un­teers.

Vis­i­tors to Ten Acre Wood, which ad­joins Yead­ing Brook Mead­ows, are en­joy­ing the ben­e­fits of nearly half-a-kilo­me­tre of new path that has been laid, re­plac­ing muddy tracks and mak­ing it eas­ier for peo­ple to ac­cess this Lon­don Wildlife Trust na­ture re­serve and en­joy its na­tive wildlife.

Sharp-eyed vis­i­tors this sum­mer should be able to spot birds such as black cap, whitethroat and great spot­ted wood­pecker, along­side but­ter­flies and bush-crick­ets.

The path will also re­duce tram­pling around the site and help pro­tect plant species such as or­chids and adder’s tongue fern.

This is all thanks to Ve­o­lia En­vi­ron­men­tal Trust, who gave Lon­don Wildlife Trust a grant of £25,045 in April 2014, awarded through the Land­fill Com­mu­ni­ties Fund, to carry out this pro­gramme of work at Ten Acre Wood.

It was com­pleted with the help of 42 vol­un­teers over a two-year pe­riod.

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