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Dambuilders!

Tuesday, June 26th 2012

The bird food crop is growing nicely and the latest wet and warm weather is perfect for the seedlings to develop.

Bird Seed Crop

People have been asking what the seeds are. They are a mixture of White Millet 25%, Spring Trilicale 15%, Quinoa 10%, Linseed + Chinook 25%,Mustard 5%, Fodder Radish 15% and Astera Kale 5%. Once the plants have gone to seed, it is hoped that flocks of birds will feed on them.

seedlings

Volunteers checked the trees that were planted in the winter. The majority of them are doing really well. After lunch, the dams in the beck were re-built in order to ensure a good supply of water to some of the nearby ponds.

dam building

Cuckoo spit is now almost everywhere in the grasses along the path edges. Here is an adult froghopper Cercopis vulnerata.

cercopis


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