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Wednesday, June 17th 2009

It was volunteers day today and we had 9 enthusiastic people who worked hard all day! Apart from strimming the moorland path, cutting back the woodland walk, painting the owl boxes, tidying the seed store and checking mink rafts we also pulled and weeded Silver Birch from the area adjacent to the wet meadows.

As you can see Jill was half hidden behind the trees.

Volunteer Jill

It looks like Jack was really getting stuck in!

Volunteer Jack

We still had time to go onto the fen and identify Marsh Hawkbeard and Mouse-eared Hawkweed which are both out in flower.
The Dales School were here as well and whilst some went on a woodland walk, 6 students did some pond dipping and found a Diving Beetle larva, tadpoles, Stonefly larvae, Water Boatmen and Pond Skaters.


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