December Winter Worky Day

Saturday, December 7th 2013

Thirty five volunteers turned up this morning to help with habitat maintenance in the woodland.  Areas that had grown thick with Blackthorn were cleared allowing more light to reach the woodland floor.  This will be beneficial to the ground flora which had become sparse under the dense Blackthorn canopy.

Volunteers soon got stuck into the job, trying to avoid the thorns as they cut and cleared their way through the area.  Some people were even seen swinging from the cut stems as they tried to dislodge them from the surrounding trees, unfortunately no cameras were out at the time!

A small team were working along Risedale Beck clearing trees that had fallen over the stream after a landslide last winter.  This has opened a flyway along the beck, encouraging birds such as Dippers, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail into this habitat.

Thank you to everyone who has worked so hard today to improve the habitats in the woodland and along the beck.

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