Wet Weather and Wildlife

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

A team of intrepid volunteers turned out to help with practical site work today despite the grey and particularly wet weather – thank you!

As regular readers of this blog will know, this year’s coppice block is in progress. However, we thought that if we attempted continuation of this today we would end up with a quagmire and some very muddy people! So, instead we tackled a job that’s been on the list for a while and involved working in a sheltered part of the reserve: Re-doing the woodchip path to the green route down near Risedale Beck.

The Dales School helped too – thank you.

The volunteer team were re-fuelled mid-morning by Ann’s delicious flapjacks!

Today was also a day for wildlife sightings…

On the drive into the reserve I spotted this mouse:

Worms were plentiful in the soft earth of the old path:

Birds flocked to the newly-filled-by-Bob-and-Ann feeders:

And caught on camera was this ringed redpoll in the rain!


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

How many weeks are in a year? (2 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Frozen buckets and machinery maintenance

Posted 11th December 2017

Arriving to find the water dish outside the Field Centre completely frozen meant that the day began, as it had yesterday, with a visit to…

Read More

And it’s going to get even colder…..

Posted 10th December 2017

Today has been mostly cold and grey, with a few spells of weak sunshine, but the predicted snow failed to materialise.  There were one or…

Read More

Warmer!

Posted 9th December 2017

No it is not warmer but I am writing this sitting in the warm, waiting for the snow to arrive!  I thought that it would…

Read More

Colder!

Posted 8th December 2017

At the start of the day, the cold had really set in.  No weather forecast was needed to feel that the wind was coming from…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |