Ice and Fire

Thursday, February 7th 2019

The first job of the day was to clear a moat in the Scrapes in order to get a digger in to clear them out. It was a wader and wellie job, and Peter seemed to be enjoying dragging the wet willow from the pond. 

It turns out the pond was still very frozen, which made wading around in it an extra challenge!

Quite an impressive brash pile accumulated at the Stone Pile ready to be moved to the Bullet Catcher, with a mix of Willow, Birch and Hawthorn. 


It was soon time for lunch around the (rather smokey) fire, while waiting for it to get going. 

One of the bridges in the conifer woodland was in need of some TLC, and with a few boards replaced and a new layer of chicken wire, it was soon as good as new. 

  

Thank you to the volunteers who helped us today, lots of good jobs done around the reserve. 


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