A Wild Worky Day!

Sunday, February 6th 2022

There was a fantastic turnout for Saturday's Winter Worky Day however, the wild, wintery weather meant an early finish! Volunteers helped with forestry tasks, filling bird feeders and tree planting before gale force winds stopped play! By late moring, the heavy gusts made the conditions unsafe and everyone returned to the centre for refreshments. As well as hot drinks there was the usual 'Worky Day Curry' and plenty of cakes and biscuits!

One team spent the morning planting Small-leaved Lime trees to fill in the gaps along an avenue of Sycamore and Maple. These Lime trees are native to the UK and in summer have sweet-smelling summer flowers which are a valuable source of nectar for a huge number of insects. Their leaves are the foodplant of the Lime hawk moth caterpillar too. Our sincere thanks to Peter and Ann for kindly donating the saplings which were purchased from the Woodland Trust. 

Last but not least, huge thanks go to Lesley who has just stepped down from her two year role as Chairperson of the Foxglove Covert LNR Mangement Group. Lesley is one of the longest standing volunteers and a bird ringer who is involved with practical conservation tasks too and as you can see from the picture above is still very much involved! 


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