Two Busy Days

Wednesday, August 31st 2016

Last night Elizabeth wrote a blog about some of the bird ringer’s antics up at Cape Wrath. This means we have two days of photographs for the blog to fit in today.

Yesterday was busy day for the Tuesday Volunteers. On the previous Thursday, the hopper seed had arrived so the workshop floor was largely taken up by 7 of the large one-tonne sacks of hopper seed. The first task of the day was to bag this all up into smaller manageable portions to be stored and used later in the year. This is no small task but the volunteers set to work enthusiastically.

By lunchtime the seed was all neatly bagged.

Afterwards it was transported and stacked neatly in our shed.

In the afternoon, the volunteers continued their work removing grass from one of the paths by the wetland. This is hard work, but we are nearly done.

Whilst out and about John found a Wall Brown butterfly which is quite unusual for Foxglove Covert; only being recorded on site every few years.

Today the volunteers spent some time identifying moths. Here are Glennis and Christine photographing some of the more unusual ones before releasing them.

Meanwhile, others did a wild flower recording session, coming back with a list of 77 species! This is a good effort considering how late it is in the season.

Also today we had the last of our Children’s Summer Holiday activities. Today’s theme was Seeds and involved some seed hunting around the reserve, learning about the different ways they disperse, and making seed bird feeders.


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