bring the new year in with the millenium woods volunteer day 13th january 10 – 3
volunteer days are every 2nd Sunday of the month weather permitting.
if you would like to support PEN You can download a copy of the PEN Membership Form or (preferably) email email@example.com payments can only be made in person at the moment
Love Lane Wildlife garden and food forest has some new benches and entry way.
Why not come along on Wednesday to our informal volunteer day 10 till 3 ish weather dependent! If it’s raining we don’t meet.
if you would like to support PEN You can download a copy of the PEN Membership Form bring it along on the day or (preferably) email firstname.lastname@example.org payments can only be made in person at the moment
Hope to see you at the next volunteer day, being the 2nd Sunday of the month:
Next Tuesday, 20th March, there will be the first installment of green infrastructure input for the public space of Millennium Wood, from Cornwall Council using European regional development funds.
There is an opportunity to get involved in laying hedges, and instruction will be given, though tools are not provided. Therefore a sharp billhook or axe, plus pruning shears/ loppers and gloves, etc., would equip anyone wanting to learn. The leader/facilitator has also asked that participants bring eye protection.
The contact for this activity is:
Notice of PEN Meeting on 22nd February.
Open to members and non members.
7pm Redwing Gallery, Penzance.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in attending and would like the agenda.
The charity is in need of Trustees and volunteers who are experienced and have time to invest in both Love Lane and Millennium Woods.
The Penwith Environmental Network 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday, 30th March 2017 in the side room at the Dolphin Tavern, Quay Street, Penzance.
It’s been a while since the last update (mainly due to my camera breaking)… the recent heavy rain after a dry spell has everything at the Love Lane site looking lush.
The wildflower meadow (above) is looking colourful…
With a variety of poppies…
..and other flowers, enjoyed by the insects.
Strawberries are still producing…
Gooseberries well on their way…
..as are the Blackcurrants…
..and a bumper crop of Blueberries…
..Apples are ripening (time to thin them out a bit next week, picking off any diseased or damaged fruit, letting the trees put their energy into the good ones)…
..and finally, at last, we have some Pears! That almost makes up for having missed all the Cherries (the birds had them), as they had decided to ripen during Golowan week.
Here’s a quick guide to the different types of Bluebell found at Love Lane…
Above is the native ‘english’ variety… note the drooping stalks which give it it’s characteristic look. It’s generally found in the woods or in shaded areas.
This is the ‘spanish’ variety… straight stalks and flower bells all around, it’s generally found out on open ground.
Finally, above is a very rare variety, to my knowledge only found at Love Lane… It took me a while to identify: It’s common name is ‘Bluebells attacked by a muppet with a paint spray can’. Hopefully we won’t see too many more of these.
This little chap is a welcome visitor, though!