Reed Cutting

Tuesday, August 17th 2010

Sixteen volunteers were here today and accomplished a massive amount of work. A path was cut through to the new bridge area at the tower hide.

Path to the new bridge

The long branches of hawthorn and willow growing through the dead hedge were pruned down to make the view from the new hide better. This meant that the reeds had to be cut as well. As you can see this was no easy matter! In the first photo you can see Richard in the middle of the reed bed, having accessed it by the means of planks from the path.

Volunteers working

Here are Brian and Stan deciding how to do the next spot of cutting (or maybe putting the world to rights!).

By the end of the morning the whole reed bed had been cut down and raked off. Just in time for visitors from Natural England, who came to see how the new work was progressing.
Well done and Thank You everyone!


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