The grass is always greener

Thursday, October 4th 2018

The morning was spent surveying the boundary fence with the volunteers for any sheep sized gaps, through which they have been making their way onto the reserve. The grass is always greener on the other side as they say!

Following this, we continued working on the Willow Coppice that we started on Tuesday, although most of the work involved removing Birch and some Hawthorn. It is a job which will keep us busy throughout most of the winter, although we are making good progress with all the enthusiastic volunteers. 

Most of the cut vegetation was burnt on a bonfire, with some being left to build habitat piles. And we even managed to finish working just in time to avoid the drizzle. 

Although most of the work could be done with hand tools, the chainsaw made short work of some of the larger Birch and Willow trees. 


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