Category Archives: Balsam Bashing

@Bryngarwteers volunteer news

Raking the marshy triangle and orchard After the summer flowers have set seed, we cut back the marshy triangle and the orchard to ensure a good show of flowers next year. Help us to rake and remove the hay cut. … Continue reading

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Bridgend countryside volunteer opportunities: Bryngarw volunteer programme of events 2014

The volunteer programme has been going for over five years and has gone from strength to strength, with members of the local community donating their time and efforts to support preserving the park’s natural environment. The volunteers meet one Saturday … Continue reading

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Bridgend countryside volunteer opportunities: Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Yep it’s that time of year when volunteer events are published showing the breadth of countryside volunteer opportunities in Bridgend. Yes we have listened (Leigh) and with a more joined up approach this year from all volunteer providers, there should … Continue reading

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Didn’t we do well? :-)

Balsam Bashing Feed back Following our successful balsam bash at Och y Draw Farm on the 23rd June, we’ve been back to have a look at the extent of the work we did.  Here’s a few photos to show how … Continue reading

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Bryngarw Balsam Bashed! – 7th July

We welcomed 2 new volunteers who braved the inclement July weather – Charlene and her son Josh, plus 5 regulars, Dan and Helen. Although the weather wasn’t great, we managed to do 4 hours work and cleared quite a large … Continue reading

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Ochwr Draw Farm Balsam Bash 23rd June

Ochw Draw Farm Balsam Bash 23 June 2012     Even an early down pour couldn’t dampen the spirits of the 11 who attended the great Ochw Draw ‘ Balsam bash’.   Despite a number of aching backs, by the … Continue reading

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Sat 23rd June 10am – Balsam Bash at Ochwr Draw Farm, Ewenny

Unfortunately Saturday’s flower walk at lock’s Common was a wash out, but  hopefully  this coming Saturday will bring better weather for our ‘balsam bash’ at Ochwr Draw Farm, Ewenny.  We will be meeting at 10.00am at the Ewenny Potteries Café … Continue reading

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