About Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns' work in Cardiff

Hi, my name is Chris Partridge and I am Keep Wales Tidy's Tidy Towns Project Officer for Cardiff. Activities we undertake are often in partnership with Cardiff Council's Parks Department (both waste services and Community Park Rangers) and Street Cleansing. We have organised events for several businesses across Cardiff and is happy to accommodate future requests. For more information you can contact Chris on 07717 412 270 or by Email: chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org You can also follow me on Twitter for upcoming events @CardiffKWT

Friday, 10 June 2011

10.06.11 Cardiff Friday Morning Environmental Project build a frog & toad house

Today, we joined in with the Biodiversity Day run jointly between Cardiff Council Parks Department and Ely's Growing Together.

Our diminished in number, but not in enthusiasm, Cardiff Friday Morning Environmental Group had a think about what we could do to help biodiversity without being too conspicuous and decided upon a hibernaculum for toads and frogs.
Essentially, Julie and I dug a great big hole (very stony) using my current favourite tool, a Chillington hoe (Cheers again Riverside Community Allotments). While this was going on Barrie and Shaun found branches of various girths and using a bowsaw cut them to about 1 meter lengths. We then put these in our hole, which had a sloping base. Finally we shovelled soil back onto the logs, leaving the entrance exposed and tamped it down with our feet. Finally we disguised the hibernaculum with bracken and brambles from the site. In so, we created, possibly the least interesting before and after photos I have ever created.

Next week, we'll be pulling Himalayan balsam on the River Ely.

For any more information contact Chris Partridge on 07717 412 270 or chris.partridge@keepwalestidy.org

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