Activity at Foxglove

Wednesday, April 15th 2009

There was a lot of activity at Foxglove today. 5 volunteers worked on improving the footpaths with brash and woodchippings. Here you can see Val and Bethany testing out one of the newly 'chipped' paths.

Val and Bethany on the newly chipped path

Staff from Lowther Forestry began to fence the two old hedge lines that cross the middle section of the moor. The fences will protect the new hedges from the cattle.

Adam and Carl finished pollarding the net rides in time for the CES (Constant Effort Site) bird ringing season.

Staff from Dinsdale Moorland Services also began to construct the boardwalk that will lead to the new wet meadow hide.


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