Volunteering Variety

Tuesday, February 5th 2019

Filling bird feeders, sieving chaff for hoppers, making fat balls and coppicing are some of the various tasks carried out by the Foxglove volunteers today.  Removing Birch and Hawthorn from the coppice block was the main job for the day and there is still plenty of it left.


Imogen took the concept of a 'green gym' a step further by adding in her own special moves!


With plenty of helpers, you could soon see where the team had been working.

As far as major projects go, the wetland restoration is making good progress. The thinning of the conifer plantation is completed with still a large amount of brash to clear and the new scrape on the moorland is being surveyed. The range poles on the moorland indicate the future edges of this wader pool.

Moorland

Our thanks to everyone who helped out at the reserve today and also a special mention to the group of pupils from the Dales School who kindly fed the ducks and the Exmoor ponies (and to Brian for cooking their potatoes on the fire)!


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