Work, work, work

Tuesday, May 17th 2016

Today dawned bright and sunny, with much warmer temperatures than the previous few days. This brought out the volunteers in good numbers and we were pleased to welcome two new faces to the volunteer team. We set to work on a variety of tasks. Many of these were a continuation of tasks started last Tuesday.

Work in the back garden continued, weeding round the pond, cleaning the windows, trimming bushes and mowing the lawns.

The highlight for many was finding a Great Crested Newt under one of the stones being weeded. It must have been a good day for them, as later on two more were found when clearing up some old rotting logs.

Mowing and strimming continued on the reserve, this time getting all the bird ringing net rides cleared so the nets don’t get caught in the long grass.

Raising water levels at one of the pond dipping platforms seems to have been a topic of the blog several times in the last couple of weeks. I am pleased to be able to report that today this task was successfully completed, and the water is now flowing over the top of the dam.

We will try out the pond dipping platform with the next school group that visits. It has been so long since it was used, there is no telling what we might catch!

Finally, a team of volunteers finished cleaning out the bird feeders, another task which was started last week.

Thanks very much to all of you that turned out to help us today. We achieved a lot, and it would not be possible without your time and support.


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