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A Very Busy Day

Tuesday, September 8th 2020

The wetland is a major habitat that requires careful management.  The grass sward needs to be controlled. The Hebridean Sheep did eat some of it but not enough, so the volunteers stepped in with strimmers to strim.   This is a massive job and all credit to them for managing to clear a vast area over the last few days.   

And more strimming ...

After strimming the cuttings had to be raked and placed in large sacks to be removed, so that the soil remains poor in nurtrients to encourage wild flowers.

Once full, the sacks were dragged to the collection area.

By the end of the day the volunteers who had carried out much of the strimming were still smiling.

The day had started collecting the wandering sheep and moving them back to Plover's Pool.  Ian knew exactly how to encourage them to move sensibly - food!

A small task required Bob's attention, but it grew into a larger task.  Some of the wood on the boardwalk needed to be replaced.

A huge thank you to all the volunteers who give their time to work on the reserve.  It is much appreciated.

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