Heath and Heat

Tuesday, August 16th 2016

Today was a sunny day at Foxglove, good for getting a variety of outdoor tasks done. The main job was working out on the Heath. We spend a lot of time trying to keep our Heath looking like one- small willow and birch trees are very persistent growing, and if left to their own devices the whole area would soon become a woodland, overshadowing all of the heather and heathland plants.

It was a hot day, where even if you stood still you sweated, but the volunteers worked hard. By the end of the day a good patch had been cleared.

Some of the other volunteers took advantage of the nice dry weather and made a start painting the portacabin. The two twins, Conaire and Martin worked hard to finish the bulk of the painting.... thank you boys!

Whilst out on the heath we found this very nice Brimstone butterfly.

Thanks very much to everyone who helped out today- we know it was a hot day for working!


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