Haslington Conservation Volunteers 1994 to 2016 – Photo Gallery Lee and Colin in the early days of repairing wooden stiles. (On Clay Lane on to the bypass around 1995) Richard opening up FP25(On Clay Lane around 2000) Ray laying the hedge behind the main pond, early 2002 Chris, Peter, Richard installing a new fence around the Hazel Copse – February 2009. St Michael and All Angels Church Crewe Green where we have maintained the hedge since 2004 after it was planted around 2000 Colin; Ray with family and friends; Barry Poole. The first metal kissing gate in the Crewe & Nantwich area. 18th July 1999 on FP1 off Waterloo Road The work party busy at Stockton Farm on FP17 4th November 2007. Ray; Chris; Colin; Dave Coomer and Dave Coomer’s trainee The finished job. Yet another stile replaced with a kissing gate. Richard; Chris; Dave Coomer; Colin; Ray. Richard and Ray maintaining the old information panel The official unveiling ceremony for the new information board, on 5th January 2014 Colin; Dave; Barry; Ron; Richard Winterley: The new information board Ron surveying the results of work days producing nest boxes at Zan Works, Wheelock; May 2010. Chris, helped by Richard, installing a large box for Barn Owls. March 2012 A Little Owl design box and a standard design tit box installed in 2009 at Hall Farm Colin maintains his caffeine level … whilst Ron maintains the bird nest boxes. 5th February 2009 The orchard just planted on 9th February 2003 Nellie’s Pond being opened up in 2006 The orchard in April 2016 (planted in 2003) Nellie’s Pond in May 2016 HALL O’THE HEATH WILDLIFE GARDEN in 2008 HALL O’THE HEATH WILDLIFE GARDEN in 2016 An example of how gardens can be managed for the benefit of wildlife. Tree Sparrow (Passer montanus) Tree Sparrows use a normal small hole design nest box but with a slightly larger hole, usually 32 mms. In 2016 nest box 80 was taken over by wasps The wasps built a huge nest inside and then continued it outside the nest box. Barn Owl ejecting a pellet Typical pellet Barn Owl Nellie’s Pond, recovered after taking the crust off in 2006 Our stall at the Village Fun Day 2005 Jonathon Leajard of MMU taking core samples to date trees in Holmshaw Lane. Feb 2003 Pond dipping in Nellie’s Pond. Dave Gilbert; Colin; Julie Identifying the catch. July 2012 Dave Gilbert sowing seed in the Wildflower Meadow, using an old fiddle April 2013 Tom; Colin; Barry Poole; Joan Adams of Haslington Parish Council with the 1999 Award. On FP1 off Waterloo Road. Also won in 1994 and 1996 Colin: Chairman; Richard: Treasurer; Helen Carey Chairman of CYOG 08; Doris Farrall Chairman of Haslington Parish Council; Viv Waldron local reporter; (Kneeling) Katie Lowe Operations Manager of Cheshire Landscape Trust Environmental and Conservation Award Winners North West in Bloom 2011. Mike; Alan; Chris; Colin; Dave; Dave Gilbert; Richard; Ron; Barry; Sarah Richard; guide; Chris; Tom; ?? Ray; ??; Ron; Reg Shore (visitor) at the Pensychnant Pass, North Wales on 30th May 2006. On the way back we called at Conwy RSPB Reserve and the Great Orme. Richard; Colin; Chris; Dave Surveying the view from Tegg’s Nose after a morning at The Carrs, Wilmslow in July 2010 Trainer; Chris; Peter; Trainer; Sarah; Dave. A training day at Redstone Willow Weaving Centre, Alsager on 13th November 2010 Bonfire and food Chris – master chef Richard – chief fire raiser Dave; sous chef Bonfire and food Richard; Dave; Barry; Alan. Patiently waiting. Dave Gilbert; Colin; George; Julie; Richard. Well worth waiting for! Julie -the co-founder of the group – with George Colin with Dave Gilbert Dave Gilbert – farmer at Hall o’the Heath Farm from 1975 to 2016 Dave; Barry; Julie; Colin; George; Chris; Sarah; Dave G; Ron; Richard. Photo taken by Ray on 4th September 2016 – the last work day!