Spring is in the Air!

Tuesday, March 7th 2017

In the wake of our Winter Worky Day on Saturday, today we were back continuing the tidy up around the reserve. A lot of the jobs we were doing today were a carbon copy of Saturday: We had a team on the last area to be cleared in the Coppice Block by the Orchard...
We continued removing unwanted Silver Birch saplings... 

….which the Dales School pupils kindly reduced in size for us;

Jackie and Eddie helped us to remove more timber to storage; some heavy loads were carted with the quadbike and inbetween loading the trailer they topped up the dead hedge.

Jackie gathering adornments for her hair as she worked!

 Nick, John and Peter heaved off the logs at the storage area!

Small jobs were being completed around the reserve such as Irene in the car park area....

.... and John finishing off hanging ‘conservation area’ signs on our perimeter, amongst other vital clearing, fixing and tidying jobs.

The Spring-like air and sun seemed to get the bees moving and collecting, maybe from the Gorse, returning to the Field Centre hive with pollen baskets full.

We gave the Exmoor Ponies, on loan from the Yorkshire Exmoor Pony Trust, some tasty hay to top up their grazing on the Moor.

Thank you to all the volunteers who contributed today in their many different ways, it certainly was diverse but incredibly productive.

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