June 2006 Meeting

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Tomorrow night (6th June 2006) is the June Committee Meeting date.
It will be held in the Wombourne Parish Council Chambers (pictured above) at 7:30 p.m., and is due to finish at 9:00 p.m.
These meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday in the month. The group also meets regularly on the first Saturday morning and the first Thursday morning each month, from 10:00 a.m. till midday, in order to undertake conservation work along the Brook.
If you can spare a bit of free time, and want to make a valuable contribution to maintaining and enhancing the main public open space that runs the whole length of Wombourne, then please come along and join in with the Friends Group.

Hawthorn Blossom

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This spring has seen a veritable explosion of hawthorn blossom
seemingly in most rural areas adjoining the Wom Brook area. On a recent trip
along the M 40 to within 20 miles of London, the same appeared to be true of
most rural areas, particularly the hedgerows bordering fields.

The above photo was taken looking south along the Railway Walk, towards the
Brook.
Hawthorn ( scientific name – Crataegus mongyna) is a deciduous
tree (loses its leaves in the autumn), that produces distinctive white blossom
between May and June, and red berries (haws) in the autumn.
Its distinctive thorns help protect seedlings of other trees, and deter livestock
from damaging hedges bordering fields. It can live for 250 years, and grow up
to altitudes of 500m above sea level.