Quite a Spread

Tuesday, July 28th 2015

After more than 24 hours of constant rainfall, the weather brightened up, just in time for the arrival of the Tuesday Volunteers. The seemingly endless task of thistle-pulling continued, this time on the moorland. Although thistles are a good food source for our insects, at this time of year there are plenty of other flowers for them to feed from instead, and it is important to remove the thistles before they seed.

Other volunteers replaced the wire on the steps to the Tower Hide, which had been removed to allow them to be painted. The wire stops the steps from becoming slippery after rainfall so it was important to get it back on, so we could re-open the hide.

At lunchtime all the volunteers, plus a few other visitors shared a communal lunch to bid farewell to Adam and wish him well in his future career as a teacher.  This is Adam’s final week at Foxglove after four years here. Everyone had brought along cakes, quiches, pizzas and pies and by the time it was all laid out, it was quite a sight! No one went home hungry!

Thanks to everyone who braved the wet weather today to help on the reserve and came to show their appreciation for all of Adam's hard work.    

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