Volunteers hard at work again!

Wednesday, March 9th 2011

The coppice may have been finished last week, but there was no rest for the volunteers today.  Three different tasks were completed on this sunny, but cold, Tuesday.

Firstly, a team of three cleared up a lot of cut Hawthorn on the banks of the beck.  The main body of people were meanwhile on the island in the scrapes, taking down the tall Willow stems left from last year.  The island management has been a long-term task over the last three years to reduce the height of the tree canopy.  There are a lot of young stems growing there now and these were left for the future.  The Briar roses which were cut back last year have put on a huge amount of growth and should be covered in blooms this summer.

Volunteers on the Island.

At lunchtime everyone joined in at a communal lunch to celebrate the finishing of the coppice last week.  Thank you to everyone who was here today and to those who made or brought something to share.

Celebration cake

After lunch, instead of getting a rest, everyone completed another job by clearing the Sedge Warbler patch at the end of the scrapes boardwalk.  Well done everyone for another good Tuesday!

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