Students from Instant Muscle entry to employment course,
lived up to their name and helped to repaint cycle barriers belonging to
Ashford Borough Council. The cycle barriers will be installed at Local
Nature reserve sites and will help the safe passage of both pedestrians
and cyclists through these busy areas. The designs of the barriers reflect
the riverside showing both reeds and dragonflies.
Small mammal surveys were carried out in conjunction
with the Kent Mammal Group at Aylesford Green and Buxford Meadow. Young
people from the Millennium Volunteers and the 6th Ashford Cub
and Beaver group helped to gather the results. Species recorded included
common shrew, pigmy shrew, woodmouse and bank vole.
Voila! Voles found near International Station
A recent water vole survey has revealed water vole signs
through parts of the Ashford Green Corridor. The general public rarely
sees this elusive creature but water voles leave distinctive signs,
including feeding remains and latrine sites, the latter also being used to
mark territories along the river.