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.

 


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many hours in one day? (2 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Tidying up and taking stock

Posted 15th December 2017

Another cold start, but this time after a series of short showers that turned to ice, so the first job was to put grit out…

Read More

Foxglove Christmas Party

Posted 14th December 2017

Members of Foxglove Covert's Management Team, Reserve Managers past and present, volunteers and guests entered into the festive spirit at the annual Christmas Party held…

Read More

Christmas come early

Posted 13th December 2017

Yesterday a small party of Foxglove personnel (Tony, Ian, Whin and Rona) made the long trip down to Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk to…

Read More

Nice and Warm!

Posted 12th December 2017

Five volunteers were in today, braving an icy start.  The stone delivered yesterday needs to be moved nearer the site of the proposed footpath surfacing…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |