Tree planting at Dosthill Park

Last weekend I got to join Dosthill Park Wildlife Group a local organisation which helps to protect and preserve wildlife and improve wildlife habitats in Dosthill at the nature reserve.

The group is involved with the Tame Valley Wetland Project and they frequently run events for young people to learn about the importance of conservation. Dosthill park is on the edge of Tamworth but a few steps into it, you would think you were a world away from urban sprawl.. The park is around 12 hectares in size with all kinds of plants and wildlife to see, from owls and woodpeckers to otters, dragonflies and frogs.

The group are always looking for new volunteers, so if you don't mind getting a bit grubby, don't mind the rain or the wetlands and want to learn more about local wildlife, please do head to Dosthill Park and get involved. No experience needed, just enthusiasm all gloves, safety equipment and tools are provided.

The trees being planted were part of the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy project, we even named a few...Bertie Beech and Rosie Rowan. So for me it was wellies on, shovel at the ready and time to plant some trees!

Thanks to all who came along to help clear the brambles and dig the holes.  I look forward to seeing the canopy grow..