Under the Boardwalk

Friday, October 28th 2016

Today was a day for getting odd jobs done. I started with going under the boardwalk to make a repair (with help from Beth who’s been with us on work experience this week). I think I missed a Wizard of Oz photo opportunity here through a lack of red wellies!

We’ve continued the rotation of benches through the workshop with another couple brought in for cleaning and oiling as well as carrying on getting our bird boxes ready for next year’s nesting season. This one was particularly in need of a clean out: It had been completely filled by a wasp nest!

The wasps no longer need their delicate nest made of chewed wood pulp, as each nest only lasts one season. Cells, in which wasp larvae were raised, are just visible here where the old nest is broken open.

Weather permitting bird ringing will be taking place this weekend on Sunday morning (30th October) – feel free to pop in to the Field Centre to have a look.

Also coming up soon is our coffee morning at Richmond Town Hall from 9am to 12 noon on Thursday 3rd November – do pop along for a few biscuits and a chat. There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes! All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve. If you would like to donate any cakes, or items for the raffle and tombola please take them to the Field Centre at Foxglove or to Richmond Town Hall on the day.

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