New Tawny Owl box at Warren Pond

Following on from the recent practical clearance work at Warren Pond in South Ferring carried out by Ferring Conservation Group volunteers in partnership with Ferring Parish Council, the latest improvement was the installation of a Tawny Owl nestbox on a Lime tree adjacent to the pond.P1080981

The box was donated by a local resident, and was installed by local tree surgeons, Bushwackers. We now await the arrival of a resident Tawny Owl (!) – at least one has been heard in the immediate vicinity, so we are keeping our fingers crossed.

The next move for the ongoing restoration of the pond is a proper professional survey which is being arranged jointly by the Parish Council and the Group to take place in the next week. A management plan will then be drawn up to restore the pond over a number of years to a valuable wildlife habitat.

Village Green bulb planting

On 21st October, a working party of Ferring Conservation Group members met on the Village Green at Ferring to carry out some bulb planting in partnership with Arun District Council. Hundreds of bulbs including some native daffodils, various varieties of tulips, as well as crocus were planted in the bed on the north side of the green adjacent to Ferring Street by the path that leads to the public toilets.Bulb planting (4)

Keep your eyes open from next Spring and hopefully every year after that to see the fruits of our Group’s labours.