Monthly Archives: January 2010

Sunday 17 January 2010: If you go down to the woods today…

Yes, you are sure of a big surprise!  Alwoodley’s most recent start up enterprise, FOAW Developments, has created a housing estate into which even the most fashionable and discerning sparrows, great tits, blue tits, robins and even bats will wish to move.

Situated along Crag Lane from the Rugby Club to the picnic area, and in the woods to the north, these 25 deceptively spacious, hand made, state of the art dwellings – complete with metal plates to deter squirrels and woodpeckers – are sure to attract metropolitan city dwellers in all their Spring finery.  Each house has a large garden and is only a short flight from the local food stores.  Very handy too for local entertainments like the rugby in winter and cricket in Summer.

Sunday 17 January 2010: House building in Alwoodley.

Two hours of happy sanding and hammering at the ACA, and the Friends produced 18 bird boxes and 7 bat boxes.

Unfortunately, your reporter seemed to have a mental block and did not manage to hammer in a single nail during the morning, but he did make the tea and coffee and paint numbers on the bottom of the boxes!

Once again heartfelt thanks are due, not only to the enthusiastic volunteers, but also to Steve Joul for his wise and enlightened guidance!