A Winter Wonderland

Thursday, January 14th 2016

Well its definitely feeling a lot like winter today.  Foxglove looked stunning in the snow.

A snow flurry this morning however, did not stop our group of volunteers venturing out and doing a spot of raking on a section of the orchid bank that was cleared of brambles/ grasses with the brushcutter yesterday. This will allow the orchids to thrive, further sections will be cut in the following weeks to encourage the orchids to spread.

In the afternoon the group headed out onto the wetland to repair a bund on one of the ponds. It was a sticky situation to say the least but boards were tapped down into the breached area, held firm with small stakes then sealed off with ‘puddled’ clay.

Many thanks go to our volunteers for coming out on such a bitterly cold day and achieving more than was expected.


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