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Feeding the Birds

Tuesday, September 17th 2013

One of the annual jobs at Foxglove is bagging up seed to use in the hoppers throughout the year.  The seed is kindly donated to us by a local farmer, and is the waste seed and chaff from the harvest.  The mix this year is rich in oil seed rape and poppy seeds, which will be a delicious treat to finches and other ground feeding birds.  We spend over £2,000 on seed per annum to feed the birds; using this mix in hoppers helps us to reduce the outlay on seed, while still providing good quality food.

This is a dusty job and not one of the volunteers favourites, but many hands make light work and soon the seed was bagged up and ready to go into the store.  As part of this job the seed store is cleaned out, and the remaining stock rotated so the oldest bags are used first.

Also on the reserve today volunteers have been busy repairing potholes on the access track and opening up overgrown pathways.  Students from the Dales School also lent a hand in some of these tasks as well as clearing fallen leaves from sections of the boardwalks.

As always, thank you all for your hard work today!


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