Refilling the mink rafts

Wednesday, April 29th 2009

Val and Tony got stuck in at Foxglove Covert today! They mixed clay, sand and water to refill the mink rafts. This will make it easier to identify any new prints from passing mammals.

Val and Tony refilling the mink rafts

A lot of work was carried out by our team of volunteers in spite of the rain. Wood chippings were moved with the track barrow to top our paths, the area next to the new board walk was cleared and blackthorn prunings were burned.

Students from the Dales School re-surfaced one of the footpaths with wood chippings.


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