Our final ‘Hedgehog’ related event for 2016 !. Pupils from St Albans RC Primary have been training with our Community Film Maker and spent time at Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve putting their knowledge into practice. They will be making a short film for FBEC about our whole Hedgehog project. Don’t they look professional?
Pupils proudly display their bug hotel. They had been set the task of making some pallets into an appealing hotel for ‘bugs and beasties’ to become a larder for visiting hedgehogs.
I think we can call their efforts a success? They have also placed their own Hedgehog house in the school grounds.
Sunday the 19th of October will see lots of activity at our local Nature Reserve of Jasmin Fields. Following the fire and destruction of the bridge walkway to the canal, the Friends and local Ranger will be relaying a pathway across this area. There will be litter picking, ‘Balsam Bashing’ , bulb planting and general tidying so they need as much help as possible.
Please meet at the Farm gate entrance in Jasmin Croft at 10am. There will be people on site from 10am-4pm so if you can drop in any time, they will welcome your help.
Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Children under 16 must be supervised by an adult.
Explore the night with Brum Bats and the Ranger Service on a Bat walk through Jasmin fields Nature Reserve along the canal, through the cemetery to finish at Brandwood Pool.
Thursday 11th September 7.30-9pm meet at the Farm gate on Bayston Rd, facing Kinsey Grove B14 5AR
All ages welcome but under 16’s must be supervised.You will need to bring a Powerful torch and wear outdoor clothing and sturdy footwear.
Please contact the Ranger Service to book 0121 675 0937 – Spaces are limited so you will need to book in advance.
Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery joined other members of New Vision at an ‘Explore Jasmin Fields’ event last Saturday. A similar event last summer was completely drowned out so we were dismayed when we started to set up in rain and wind! The wind was so strong that one or our gazebos briefly became a kite……but the wind soon dropped and the rain cleared and by starting time we had very acceptable weather.
We were very pleased that the Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress came along to open the event and stayed most of the morning. The Ranger Service and the Friends of Jasmin Fields, supported by New Vision, had arranged a circular walk of the nature reserve, pond dipping, cake icing, badge making, bike repairs and advice on security by the Neighbourhood Policing Team. The event gave local groups, including FBEC, the opportunity to make residents more aware of their activities and to enlist members for future events. Everyone agreed to had been a real success and well worth the effort by the volunteers.
If you have an interest in any of the local groups, especially Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery, please contact us via this site and we will add you to our e mail list to be advised of anything happening in our local community group areas. We all need your support at our events and it is so good to see local people interested in any of our sites.
Join the Ranger and Friends of the Park to help carrying out practical conservation tasks, learn new skills and meet people.
Tools provided but bring a snack or lunch to munch.
Rough out door clothes, gloves and boots recommended.
Suitable for most ages but children will need to be supervised.
Carvings on an old tree at Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve taken from designs by children from St Albans School.
Anyone with an interest in their local community is welcome to attend the Friends of Jasmin Fields AGM. It is being held at The Space, 214 Sunderton Road, Kings Heath, starting at 6.30pm.
Join the Rangers and friends for a community litter pick on 20th February at 10.30. Meet at Bayston Road and wear suitable outdoor clothing.
Come and make new friends and tidy the environment at the same time!