The Sun Shines on Foxglove

Thursday, March 19th 2015

After a misty start the sun made a welcomed appearance today bringing a spring feeling to the reserve. We had our first school visit of the year with forty children from Michael Syddal Church of England Primary School learning about nature and having fun on the reserve. The activities were led by staff and volunteers and we would really like to thank everyone who helped with the visit.

Away from the hustle and bustle of the school visit the Thursday volunteers set to work upgrading the duck raft in hope that it will be used during the imminent breeding season. After some careful measurements were taken they set to work building a new shallower sloped entry ramp.

The ramp was then attached to the raft and a new layer of woodchip was applied creating a much more welcoming place for the ducks to nest in safety. Mike and Tony made a really good job of the ramp so from us and the ducks, thank you.

Whilst the duck ramp construction was taking place John painstakingly cleaned, oiled and tightened a lot of the tools that we use on the reserve everyday. This is a really important job as it means the tools are in better working order and it prolongs the life span of them, so thank you very much John.


 


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