Wet Weather Work

Wednesday, October 2nd 2019

Over the past few days volunteers have braved all kinds of different weather conditions. Tasks have been varied and many of the indoor jobs that have been on the 'to do' list for a long time have finally been completed. Hides have been cleaned, tools have been sharpened and stores have been reorganised! In between heavy downpours the team have been toiling away to improve the visitor experience. The car park by the information shelter has received a complete makeover!

Firstly, the huge pile of aggregate was removed to make more space. Next, wooden poles were set into the ground to mark out distinct parking bays.

Finally, staples were hammered into the poles to make them less slippery in wet weather.

Pot holes in the road have been filled in too (several times)!

Other jobs included taking down bird ringing equipment ready to be stored in the dry over winter.

Work has also continued on improving the surface along the Easy Access (red) trail.

Last but not least, Lark and Taurus had a token gift of hay to cheer them up in the prolonged heavy rain.

Exmoors are extremely hardy and you can see that even though they had been out in torrential rain for days their undersides had remained dry!


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