Blackthorn, Bridges and Bonfires!

Wednesday, May 8th 2019

Conservation volunteers were hard at work again yesterday. The first job of the day was to install the bridge made on the last 'worky' day to replace one that was 'beyond repair'!

The next job on the list was to prune back a Blackthorn hedge that was hanging over one of the pathways. The small area was first checked for any nesting birds before protruding branches were carefully cut back. The large thorns on this tree make it a difficult one to work with and thick gloves are essential.

As usual, many hands made light work and within no time at all, the brash was loaded onto the trailer and removed.


With the fire risk low after the recent rainfall, it was decided to burn the brash at a designated fire site. There were many jokes about 'burning bridges' as the old timbers were added to the fire!

Once this was finished, the team moved back indoors to the comfort of the workshop to start building a new bridge and repair some old owl boxes. The new boxes were taken out and put up for next years breeding season!


Thanks to Team Tuesday, a few more jobs can be ticked off the list!


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