A Multitude of Tasks

Tuesday, September 19th 2017

The day started before 9am with us doing checks for footprints on the mink rafts and on the activity levels of the wasp nest at the Lake Hide.

Jade was checking the Water Vole platforms and helping us out by feeding the ducks in the area below the duck feeding platform.

It was not long before the Tuesday volunteers joined us in the multitude of tasks for the day. These started with the tyre repair to the small trailer and then some punctures on what are now some spare inner tubes. Thankfully Jennifer had got all the things we needed for these repairs last week which meant all went smoothly ….

In the Field Centre Colin was helping with computer work in the office, including starting to get some of the bird ringing returns on to a map in preparation for going on our website....

….and Bob was measuring out bird seed for the sale to the public.

The team were excellent at clearing the brash from the heath; the spoils from the heath fencing.

With Dales School assisting later on in the morning.

The chaps from Len Porter were busy on the heath, continuing to fence the area with post and rail. They finally finished the whole of this fairly large job at the back end of the afternoon!

Peter tidied up the debris from the brash clearance on the track, while we readied ourselves for the evening of various bug/insect activities with the 1st Brompton on Swale Beavers.

This proved to be an enjoyable experience for us all and included; making bug hotels, sweep netting and looking at creepy crawlies under the logs at the outdoor classroom, 

an explanation of and look at of the workings of the wormery,

finishing off with the setting up of the moth trap ....

....before saying good night!

Thank you to all the volunteers who were fantastic, as always, carrying out a multitude of tasks. 

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