March Workday

Wednesday, March 18th 2009

Saturday 14th. March saw our last large workday of the winter season. 20 people turned up to chip branches, plant trees and generally have a good time, aided by chicken curry and home made cakes for lunch. A lot of work was completed and it was lovely to welcome some new volunteers to our site. To the left you can see Val and Emma planting Alder buckthorn. Thank you to everyone who attended.

Val and Emma planting Alder buckthorn

Today we have had another 10 volunteers and have at last finished the tree planting in the assault course area! By the end of the week all the new trees should have been planted.

The wet meadow area has now got lots of frog spawn and we have had sightings of lapwing, snipe and curlew. The work on the new hide should be starting on the 14th. April and should make a big difference to viewing the wildlife up there.

The sunny weather is bringing the flowers on now. The primroses have been joined by coltsfoot, dandelions and opposite-leaved golden saxifrage. There are new, fresh green shoots on the larch and honeysuckle. Spring is definately here!

The moth trap has been set tonight as the temperature is warm. Watch this space to see what we manage to catch.


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