Food, Friends, Fun (and some work..!)

Saturday, October 15th 2016

Today was the first of our Winter Worky Days and it’s been busy, muddy, wet for some and lots of fun!

A big task for the day was pollarding one of our net rides and an area around the nearby pond, and the subsequent rebuilding of a dead hedge. It started off this morning looking like this:

But by the end of the day sunshine was reaching through and the newly refurbished dead hedge was looking good!

Nearby, scrub clearance in our sedge warbler patch was sometimes a bigger task than it first appeared – with the discovery of large root systems under some apparently small, wispy trees!

A satisfying achievement when successfully removed!

The brash not needed for the dead hedge was burnt.

Meanwhile, over at the voley ponds a team set to work clearing excess pond weed.

There were still smiles despite a few people getting a bit wetter than they had planned for!

We wouldn’t like you to think that it was all work and no play – we also enjoyed a curry for lunch followed by some wonderful cakes! Thank you very much to everyone who helped!

Our next Winter Work Day is on Saturday 5th November. Book on our events page at: http://www.foxglovecovert.org.uk/events/


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