We have now setup a new blog purely for the wildlife/biodiversity on the allotments, please follow us on the new blog to get regular updates ….
If anyone finds anything interesting on their plot nature wise please inform me as we record all things found on Tredegar in the education hut and if possible put them on display for visiting groups of children.This is how we manage to receive funding for our special site and give children of Dartford an insight into nature and how a lot of basic food items are grown. One of our greatest successes is letting children dig potatoes ,if anyone wishes to visit our bio diversity site please contact me I think a lot of you will be surprised at the amount of natural activity on the allotments and how we can work together with nature to keep Tredegar special.
Despite the weather this years Halloween Fright Night was the best ever with an estimate of around about 80 -100 people attending , volunteers worked hard in adverse weather conditions all week to make the site look so good especially Tony Thorne who despite his flu made the Community Barn so accommodating and weather proof..
As previously posted on this site our Fox cubs this year were poisoned by something and all three of this years litter died and the resident adults seem to leave the site.As a result the bottom of the site became overrun with Rabbits but three large healthy Foxes have been observed behind the biodiversity garden, I think these may be the cubs from last year as I have noticed they have the same characteristics and behavior patterns that I observed whilst filming them last year
Tredegar Allotments have been awarded gold for the second year in succession for our work to promote a wildlife friendly environment
Nelson our orphaned Hedgehog came out in the sunshine today first time we have seen him before 9pm
After 3 week ends the boarding on the roof is finally complete, a few finishing touches are required to make it water tight and functional.