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Tuesday, July 29th 2014

Another strong turn out and amazing hard work from the volunteers today meant they flew through the tasks we had and even had time for cake!

This morning it was loppers and secateurs at the ready and a fabulous job was done of clearing the driveway of any overhanging or intruding vegetation whilst the strimming team set to work on the two orchards.

Whilst on the heath a Puss Moth caterpillar was found. This amazing looking caterpillar drew quite a crowd and must have felt like a celebrity with all the paparazzi snapping away at it.


This afternoon the volunteers raked all the strimmed vegetation from the two orchards. We remove the cuttings to minimise the nutrients in the soil. This encourages wildflowers to grow that thrive in nutrient poor soils and deters the grasses, thistles and nettles that thrive in nutrient rich soils.


Whilst all this was going on we also had a visit from 36 Brownies who embarked on a day of activities including pond dipping, a minibeast safari and a habitat walk. A big thank you to the volunteers who made this possible by organising and running the activities. We enjoyed their visit and look forward to welcoming them back anytime.


So all in all a very busy, hardworking and fun day here at Foxglove all made possible by our dedicated team of volunteers. Thanks we really couldn’t do it without you!
 


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