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Boardwalk and Bird Quiz

Monday, June 28th 2010

Steve's team were busy over the weekend and started to lay the boards onto the frames of the new boardwalk. As you can see it is a transformation. The new boardwalk is wider, is anti-slip and looks beautiful going through the scrapes. They should be finished by Friday this week, so you don't have long to wait before you can try it out!

Boardwalk

Up on the wetland the still sky was reflecting in the long ponds in front of the hide. Damselflies are everywhere, as are numerous tadpoles and water beetles.

Ponds in front of the hide

Up on the woodland walk there are hundreds of Foxgloves in flower. These stately beauties have colonised an area to the left of the top of the steps.

Foxgloves in flower

Now for news about the Bird Quiz that we have been running. 118 people took a quiz to try their hand at completing. This means that Foxglove benefitted by £118 as the prize money was sponsored by Raye, who organised the whole thing. In the end we only had 31 returned answer sheets! Of these there were only 2 which were correct. Rather than separate the winners Raye kindly decided to give both winners a first prize of £20. The joint winners are G & F Wilkinson and R Wyatt. There were five sheets with only one answer wrong. We had a draw from amongst these for the third prize of £5. The recipient here is N. M. Wilkinson.

Thank you to all who entered. We hope you had a good time figuring out the answers. The correct answers and a list of the winners is available to see in the foyer of the field centre.

Many thanks to Raye for organising this quiz and for sponsoring the prize money. It is much appreciated by everyone!


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