In and Out Jobs

Thursday, October 13th 2016

The rain held off, almost until lunch time. The team had been above Risedale Beck shifting wood from a post and rail fence we had taken down a good month ago. With the recent wet weather the wood was soaking and heavy so the carrying down to the quad bike was not easy.

It was a mixed bag of work today mainly dictated by the weather. Tony and Mike ventured down to the Wetlands to ensure the water levels were up and flowing where the water should flow, and when the rain fell they retreated to the workshop to patch various flat tyres.

Meanwhile, Jonathan and John fixed a rotted step in the Conifer Plantation, while Jennifer took a team to the heligoland trap to trim back excessive plant growth like this Gorse.

To keep Foxglove Covert running smoothly we have to rely on the mixed talents of our volunteers. Jenny below is hard at work dealing with the necessary office based tasks.

Late in the afternoon we had an event which involved a habitat walk and the dissection of owl pellets for 10 local children.
Freddie is stood explaining to his sister what a Fox eats.


 

These photos were taken today by a long time supporter of Foxglove Covert , Terry Wright. The Water Vole from the Wetland Hide,

and a festive looking Wren.

Thank you to all that helped today in fairly adverse conditions, and Happy Birthday Freddie.

 


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