An absolutely fantastic Spring Walk around Handsworth Park yesterday led by tree expert Jim from the BCC Park Ranger Service. His wealth of knowledge about the trees, and their ecological and historical context in the park was hugely informative and inspiring. In fact he was so good that we are hoping to get him back again for our Summer Walk in August, date tbc. Photo of Jim and volunteer Aron taken by Claudette Holmes.
It’s a shame these two boys tried to vandalise the willow egg sculpture yesterday late afternoon – here they are caught on CCTV:
However fresh willow is incredibly resilient and flexible, & although it looked completely flattened when I discovered it today, with a bit of pushing and pulling it soon resumed its former elliptical glory. What an amazing material! Here it is, restored today:
Score: Cosmic Egg: 1 Vandals: 0
April 21st 11am-1.pm
Come and join us for a ranger led spring walk around Handsworth Park with Birmingham Park Ranger Beth Ashley, who will be identifying trees and plants in the park, as well as answering any questions you might have for her. Meet at 11.am by the giant willow egg ,next to the Boathase Cafe
Undeterred by April showers, artist Ildiko Wu Wei Nagy constructed this wonderful egg structure today – an organic willow sculpture representing Spring – while passers by stopped to lend a hand