Thursday 26 January 2017

New Year new paths

This is more news from SWWG. (Apologies if you earlier received a post to the Sandbach A Rocha UK blog / Sandbach Environment Trail - that has been deleted again - it was posted to the wrong blog!)
A walk around Filter Bed Wood showed how rich it is in fungi, as we looked at the routes for the new path(s).
The path up the west side of Old Mill Road is nearly complete and will become part of the Sandbach Bridges Trail (North) nature trail booklet, when that has been written.
The paths on the east side of the bypass might become a further part of that or might become yet another new trail guide! Watch this space!
Interesting records last year from the Offley Wood/Filter Bed Wood area included (during ecological survey) what appear to be the only records of Leisler's Bat in Cheshire last year. The Cheshire Bat Group does not know of others. We are strongly emphasizing the importance of the area to bats, especially the great old crack willows.
The golden saxifrage by Arclid Brook is nearly in flower - spring is nearly here!

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