A Sea of Softly Scented Blue

Tuesday, May 16th 2017

Those of our Tuesday volunteer team who hadn’t seen last night’s blog got a bit of a surprise today when they came in to find some very large logs which hadn’t been there last week. The main task of the day was tidying up from their (the logs, not the volunteers!) arrival, where overhanging vegetation had had to be trimmed to avoid undue damage to vehicle or trees:

Other jobs for the day included repairs to a step and some mesh grip, filling bird feeders, our licensed ringers were out continuing nest box checks and the tadpoles in the classroom were cleaned out – an increasingly exciting job as this now includes releasing tiny frogs back outside!

We also gave some TLC to trees in one of our orchards: adjusting, replacing or removing guards and removing or straightening stakes.

We then moved on to do something similar with trees near our moor…

…and couldn’t resist a short detour to the stone circle where the bluebells are in all their glory, creating a sea of softly scented blue.


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