Holt Country Park is an NNDC-run site just a couple of miles outside the market town of Holt. It is an enchanting woodland of scots pine and native broad leaves with several miles of footpaths. Rich in ground flora the Park also boasts an abundant display of wildlife such as goldcrests, greater spotted woodpeckers, emperor dragonflies and deer.
Also thriving in these woodlands are rhododendron, and that is where we come in! Although a very attractive plant, especially when in flower during the summer months, it is an invasive species and can spread fast and wide, overtaking the natural understory. We have spent many enjoyable days cutting back this plant, helping the native wildlife of the Park to prosper.
But it’s not just rhodo-bashing, among many others tasks undertaken include path laying, making bat boxes, building fences and tree planting. On occasion we have even been treated to a barbecue!