2nd Clean Up Day at Knights Hill Wood

On Monday 27th June 2016 Nature Vibezzz ran the second day of the Knights Hill Wood Capital Clean Up in West Norwood, Lambeth, London. Over 40 people came along and helped on the day to make a great impact to make improvements to the woodland. Many of the people attending was families from local Monday forest school group based at the Lodge, Streatham Common.

On the day the participants pruned many shrubs and trees letting light into the woods. This will both benefit the users of the wood and the wildlife, with the increased light a variety of different wildlife species shall thrive. Pruning the shrubs and trees has also increased lines of sight in the woods and therefore making the woods feel more safe for users, with people from the road now able to see into the woodland.

The woodland glade which was started on the first day of the Knights Hill Wood Capital Clean Up, was finished with the remaining ivy and bramble removed to prepare the area for wildflowers. The area was planted with wildflower plug plants by the children the species included

Plant Species Latin name
Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria
Betony Betonica officinalis
Bluebell (English) Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Common Dog Violet Viola riviniana
Devil’s-bit Scabious Succisa pratensis
Foxglove Digitalis purpurea
Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea
Herb Robert Geranium robertanianum
Meadowsweet Filipendula ulmaria
Nettle-leaved Bellflower Campanula trachelium
Perforate St John’s-wort Hypericum perforatum
Primrose Primula vulgaris
Ragged Robin Silene flos-cuculi
Red Campion Silene dioica
Wild Strawberry Fragaria vesca

We hope the glade will have a great display of native woodland wildflowers in the near future.

Parts of the wooden fencing around the woodland was mended and 10 sacks of rubbish removed from the woodland.

The day was a fantastic success and Nature Vibezzz would like to thank everyone who took part.

Below are photos from the day

 

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