Lots of jobs, lots of mud!

Thursday, April 6th 2017

Today has been very busy and varied with lots of odd jobs needing to be done to tidy up the reserve.

To give a flavour of the varied day; this morning some of the volunteers raked up the rest of the gorse cut on the Wetlands, filling up four big dumpy bags!

John was hard at work all day putting in a new drain outside the Field Centre. Thank you John!

Stephen helped out with watering the Field Centre lawn; it is now looking lovely and green in the sunshine!

Jennifer has put some hazel catkins on the feeding platforms for the water voles. Apparently they are a tasty treat, high in protein. We shall wait and see if they get a nibble….

One of our visitors, Terry, managed to get some lovely photographs of a Grey Wagtail.

He also spotted our first Brimstone butterfly of the year!

At the end of the day, Jennifer and I carried on with the inspection into the possible burst in the pipe by the voley ponds – where there’s a lot of surplus water on a path... After much digging (and a LOT of mud) the pipe was found, hurray! Hopefully once we have done some more digging around the pipe we can find the cause, and then the solution, to this problem.

This is a guest blog by Jade, here on work experience from Askham Bryan.


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