February Work Day

Sunday, February 3rd 2013

Fifty eight eager volunteers turned out this morning to help with conservation work on the reserve.  They were split into three teams - The Squirrels were working in the woodland clearing out Sycamore trees.

The Squirrels

The trees here have been damaged by Grey Squirrels and are going to be replaced with native hardwoods.

The Goldcrests found themselves at the top of the conifer plantation clearing brash from wind-blown Sitka Spruce.

Soon the fire was roaring and some impressive habitat piles were constructed out of the larger logs.

Ann cleared out a pond that had been filled with brash, and has obviously been taking tips from Tom Daley!

A group of cadets from the Yarm Detachment of the Cleveland Army Cadet Force were also here to help out, and with some of our regular vounteers made up the Mudsnail Team.

They spent the day coppicing Hazel along the bank above Risedale Beck.

Thank you to everyone who came in to lend a hand, you must have worked harder than normal as for the first time ever all of the curry at lunch was finished!


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