Post Rammers, Spanners and Hammers

Friday, March 2nd 2012

With Curlew and Lapwing recently heard it is really important to ensure that all of the dams are working on the wetland to prepare this habitat for the breeding season. Tony and Mike checked the water levels this morning and devised a cunning plan! They have altered some of the overflows and we will wait until next week to see if their plan works.

Wetland work

At the opposite end of the reserve, staff and volunteers worked on building a tree nursery. A rotavator was hired to plough the soil and students from Askham Bryan College built an enclosure to create a protected space. This may come in handy at the end of the planting season if there are any extra saplings. Tim explained the importance of ground preparation to all of the students and gave a superb demonstration!


By the end of the day, the pen was ready for trees!

Tree Nursery

This task, at the furthest corner of the reserve from the workshop, involved just about every tool from strimmers and post rammers to hammers, spanners and screwdrivers. The quad bike and trailer were indispensable as was the site push bike which has also received some TLC today from Tony who repaired the brakes!

Home time

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