Here comes the rain

13 July 2018, relief at last for the rain starved Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve

First cuckoo of 2018

On Monday the 16 of April 2018. Heard over the Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve.

There is a wealth of Flora and Fauna on Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve

  • The need for developing the newly designated nature reserve has been pointed out by a large number of Diglis residents. Ever since it was given protected status there have been a few improvements but the Diglis fields were given priority when it came to spending the money from the various housing developments around the Diglis area (section 104 ) and not much consideration was given to how the nature reserve could be improved: making the reserve wheelchair friendly, putting up bat boxes, bird nesting boxes and stopping the motorbikes from gaining access.

Saving land for nature and protecting it from development has to be the most effective emergency measure that could be taken against the tide of widespread destruction to our natural habitats, the need to spend some of the money designated to improving the Diglis area must now be spent on the Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve, to protect the flora and fauna.