Getting Down to Heath Work

Tuesday, October 4th 2016

There was an autumnal coolness to the morning as I entered the reserve; at least it was bright and sunny, the heath looking grand with the heather shrouded in dew-covered spider webs.

It was the ideal setting for our Tuesday volunteers to clear some of the gorse, willow, birch and hawthorn that was trying to encroach onto the heath to turn it into shrub.

With the arrival of the Dales School we had 15 folk on the heath at one time popping trees, digging up roots or pulling brambles.

After lunch I took a small team to fill potholes, whilst another team burnt brushwood that had built up from the summer.


Even our small volunteer Nathan helped with sweeping up the floor in the Field Centre.

While all the above was going on John repaired bat and bird boxes in the workshop ready to put back up.

Thanks to all that helped today, and put in your diaries, if you haven’t already, the first Winter Worky Day is on Saturday 15th October.


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