Sunny Days!

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019

The reserve is starting to look at its best with everything greening up.

Volunteers have been helping with monitoring bird boxes both on and off site. This involves visiting some beautiful Bluebell woods in the local area.

Pied Flycatchers still have eggs whereas many of the common birds such as Great Tits and Coal Tits have well developed chicks.

Team Tuesday repaired a footpath by the lake then gave some of the young trees on the reserve a bit of TLC in order to protect them from the prevailing wind and browsing deer.


As well as these jobs, volunteers also filled bird feeders, repaired the mobility scooter and led a guided walk, thank you to everyone for their hard work!



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