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Comments made recently by users of Obelisk Spinney:

 

"It was amazing to see the little chicks being fed in the bat boxes by their mother, she was flying backwards and forwards putting food in their mouths. We were glued to the spot watching them being fed for a good 15-20 minutes. The children have never seen that before and they were so excited and full of it afterwards telling their dad what they had seen."

May 2009

   

“We moved into the area 6 months ago and I found out about the Obelisk Spinney Pocket Park through the internet. It was a way to get involved with the natural world even though I didn’t have any knowledge or experience."

January 2012

"My first work party involved pruning trees and planting wild flowers. By the end I was tired but felt a great sense of achievement and satisfaction. Since then I have helped make paths, remove fallen trees, planted new trees and collected litter. It’s a real privilege to help care for this ancient woodland and to see it thrive.”                                                                       January 2012

  "I've seen the woodpeckers nesting in the trees this spring, one of the newly erected bat boxes was also being used by birds nesting."

May 2009

"We went for a walk the other night with the children, it was a bit dusky and we went into the woods, the youngest was a bit scared but it was a bit of fun. We were listening out to count how many different sounds we could hear and then we heard a couple of owls calling. The kids thought it was great, and so did we, that was the first time they had heard owls calling and even though we couldn't see them they felt really close."

April 2009

“Taking part in the work parties is a great way to get involved with nature and have a positive impact on your local environment. It’s also good fun. The fact that we are looking after the area has meant that others now take more pride in it too. An increase in the number of people, particularly families, using the woods is testimony to the improvements that have been made in the last few years. It feels safer and has a huge variety of wildlife to see right on the doorstep. I would encourage more people to get involved.”

January 2012

"More people are using the Spinney now, many more dog walkers.  It's a nicer place to walk and we will be able to use it in winter with the paths laid down - before it always got too boggy.  There's a lot less litter and it makes a nice walk linking in with the Boughton Pocket Park.  Keep up the good work"

September 2009

  "Isn't it beautiful, hear those sounds; I really think there are greater variety of birds in here than previous years as you can hear a greater variety of bird sounds"

June 2009

"The tree work that you've done has opened up the canopy allowing the light in to the spinney which will allow some of the ground flora grow and we might get a few wild flowers growing in here"

May 2009

  "It seems a much friendlier place somehow, now that the paths have been completed"

September 2009

"I heard an owl in the Spinney the other day.  The paths are looking really good"

September 2009

 

"I love walking through here with my dog - the new paths will make it better under foot especially in winter. Sometimes in winter you just can't use it as it gets too boggy. When are you going to lay more paths down?"

March 2009

"It's good to see people look after this lovely woodland, you are doing a good job. I might even come along to one of your work days and give a hand."

February 2009

   
    "I haven't walked through here for years, last time I come through here it was a mess and really made you feel uncomfortable, but this has changed and is really beautiful.  I will walk here more regularly now."

June 2009

"It must be 10 years since I walked through the Spinney.  It used to be so dark and damp and full of rubbish that it wasn't a nice place to walk.  Now it's much lighter and more pleasant.  I'm amazed at the difference that the paths have made"

 August 2009