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Final Winter Worky Day of the Season

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

With nesting time just around the corner the winter worky days are coming to an end. A record number of volunteers attended the final Saturday session of the season and set to work clearing the brash from the felled Sycamores.

Before Photo

Volunteers used bow saws and loppers to cut up the brash into smaller pieces to feed the fire.

Clearing Brash

The perimeter fence was cleared of branches too.

Clearing along the fence

This Seven Spot Ladybird was found amongst some of the mossy branches in the log pile.

Ladybird

Adam attacked some of the larger logs with the chainsaw.

Woodland Work

The team worked hard to grade the brash. Smaller branches were taken to the fire…..

Bonfire

whilst larger pieces of timber were used to line the edges of the woodland path.

Path edging

Pegs were made from the medium sized branches and used to hold the 'rustic' edges in place.

Hammer Time!

The younger members of the work party enjoyed knocking the pegs into place with hammers.

Fixing the pegs

By the end of the day the path looked fantastic.

After

The photo below is the same view that was shown on yesterday's blog post. What a difference!

Mission Complete

Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who have given up several of their winter Saturdays. Your efforts will directly benefit wildlife and visitors alike over the coming summer months.


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