Over 500 native trees planted on the sides of the Cober Valley

By Bethany Rossiter   Following the planting of 300 native trees at Penrose Stream at the end of January last year, further tree planting has taken place on the sides of the Cober Valley, near Helston. Over two days (Thursday 14th and Thursday 21st November 2019), 531 trees were planted on the streamside edge of…

300 native trees planted on Penrose Stream

By Bethany Rossiter On a typical wet and rainy winter’s day, National Trust Conservation Volunteers teamed up with Cornwall Wildlife Trust Wild Cober volunteers on January 31st, working very hard to plant 300 trees in an area of land at the bottom of a sloping field at Lower Lanner. The purpose of getting soaked to…

Conservation volunteers join forces to maintain rare plant reintroduction site on Loe Pool

By Bethany Rossiter A very sunny Thursday 17th May played host to another successful ‘Loe Pool Make-a-Difference’ day, which saw groups of volunteers from Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s ‘Wild Cober’ group and Penrose volunteers, work together to help maintain the strapwort site on Carminowe Creek. This work, which has been funded by the Whitley Wildlife Conservation…

Restoring the Willow Carr – Justin Whitehouse speaks to BBC Radio Cornwall

In December, Justin Whitehouse (National Trust) was interviewed by BBC Radio Cornwall about our recent efforts to restore natural flooding to the Willow Carr, woodland area, below Helston. The Willow Carr project will improve habitat for the benefit of local plant species and animals such as the otter. One element of the project involved laying…