If you are interested in finding out more about the dragonflies and damselflies that are to be found locally, there is a free talk at Thorley Drive Sports Pavilion Cheadle on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 at 7.30pm. All are welcome.
If you need any more information contact Anne Beardmore via email@example.com
The dates for this year’s pulls are:
Thursday 14th June 10am
Saturday 16th June 10am
Thursday 12th July 6pm
Thursday 2nd August 6pm
Please come and help us keep the Himalayan Balsam under control along Cecilly Brook. Meet at South Moorlands Leisure Centre car park.
All are invited to the Friends AGM at Thorley Drive Sports Pavilion at 7pm
A number of people have recently said that they have not seen any water voles in the brook.
However there is evidence of water vole burrows and latrines in the section between Ashbourne Road and Oakamoor Road and a member of the group spotted a water vole in this section in late April.
Meet at 10am South Moorlands Leisure Centre car park. We will be revealing the art installation near to Oakamoor Road.
Meet at Hales Hall Pool car park on Oakamoor Road at 10am. We will be building steps on the path, at the far end of the pool
Cheadle Angling Club have spotted juvenile Oystercatchers flying around Hales Hall Pool (April 2018)
A large murmuration of Starlings was seen and heard at dusk on 11th November at the southern end of Cecilly Brook.
A large number of Goosanders were spotted in November at Hales Hall Pool.
The next evening meeting of the group is on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 7pm at Cheadle Discovery Centre.
Anyone interested in conservation work is invited to attend.
Despite a wet start 5 volunteers carried out work at Hales Hall Pool. A new fence was erected at the entrance to the car park. A bench was installed at the far end of the pool and was quickly given a seal of approval by a group of walkers who regularly walk around the pool. A start was made on cutting back some of the brambles that were encroaching on to the path and also into the tussock sedge. Finally the nest boxes were cleaned out ready for next year’s breeding season.
Another wet day for the work party, but it was brightened up by a flash of electric blue as a kingfisher flew upstream.
A number of areas of scrub were cleared away from the banks of the brook to allow more light in and so improve the habitat for the water voles.