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Carillion and Defence Estates volunteers

Saturday, June 13th 2009

Members of staff from Carillion and Defence Estates volunteered to carry out practical conservation tasks at Foxglove today.

The day began with a guided walk around the whole site. Small teams then spread out across the reserve to carry out various tasks.

Carillion and Defence Estates

Work included Bracken slashing on the moor, net ride maintenance, birch pulling and checking mink rafts for prints. Two new Barn Owl boxes were treated with preservative and seed feeders were cleaned and filled too. All of this work is really appreciated and has made a big difference. We would like to thank all those involved for their hard work and especially Kevin who organised the day. Same time next week everyone?


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