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Bedraggled!

Thursday, February 20th 2020

Volunteers got a soaking on both worky days this week; it was cold with heavy rain showers but this didn't stop them from continuing the work in some of the important net rides.

A huge amount of Willow was cut. This will all grow back again very quickly and in a few months will look green and healthy again.


Some of the Willow stems were saved and made into toasting sticks for marshmallows and twister dough for the bonfire cookery event.

There has been plenty of work going on indoors too such as making new bird feeders, sanding and painting benches and inputting wildlife data.

The activity sheets in the classroom were also re-organised. These are suitable for all ages and are free to pick up from the classroom.

At least somebody was happy to be out in the pouring rain!


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