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Cutting, Strimming, Painting, Sawing and Pulling!

Tuesday, August 13th 2019

Hayley and Emma were busy cutting back yet more branches overhanging the access road and main paths.  This is almost like painting the Forth Railway Bridge!

The fence surrounding the back garden was given some protective stain.  At the same time a path was cut through the long grass avoiding the orchids that are setting seed.

Ragwort is poisonous to stock and some had grown around Plover's Pool so was pulled up and removed.  Where there is no stock we leave this flower as it is excellent for bees, butterflies and day-flying moths, not forgetting the Cinnabar Moth caterpillars.

The volunteers then headed to the woodland, where a bridge needed some attention. 

There was plenty of advice given to Richard as he repaired the boardwalk.

Our volunteers worked hard and by the end of the day some tasks could be crossed off the 'Job List'!  Thank you very much, all your effort is really appreciated.

The winner of our 'Guess the Number of Sweets' competition was Mrs Kerry Bell with a guess of 380.  Thank you to everyone who supported us.


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