All weather volunteers

Wednesday, April 8th 2009

Lots of work was completed at Foxglove today. We had 10 volunteers who worked at finishing paths, laying a dead hedge and clearing gorse. Here you can see Hilary and new volunteer Trevor beside the beginnings of the dead hedge. We experienced all kinds of weather conditions starting out sunny and brisk, but by lunchtime our volunteer picnic was inundated with hailstones and by late afternoon we had reverted to gorgeous sunshine again.

Hilary and new volunteer Trevor

Towards the end of the day we moved onto the moor to clear gorse from the moorland trail.

6 snipe were seen on the wet meadows.

The back garden feeding station was visited by Long-tailed Tit, Greenfinch and Reed Bunting and other varieties of our feathered friends.

The blackthorn is now is flower along the beck.

The Sunday Telegraph article has given us such publicity that we had lots of additional visitors taking advantage of the sunny weather.

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