Foxglove Bodgers

Monday, September 24th 2012

Sunday saw the first meeting of the new Foxglove Bodgers group, who tried their hands at green woodworking and rope making.  Many of the members were new to these crafts, but by the end of the day had learnt many new skills.

At the pole lathe

The group is going to be meeting monthly on the reserve - the next meeting is on Sunday 21st October.  If you are interested in participating contact Adam or Sophie in the Field Centre.

There are several projects planned, the first is to construct a pole lathe for the use of the group to create rustic bowls and decorative items.  Rope making was also attempted with several dog leads made during the course of the day.

Rope Making

Many thanks go to Chris, Dave and Chris for organising such a successful day.

On a walk to the Wetland Hide last week Andy Dobbs spotted this Great Crested Newt running down the boardwalk.  You can just make out the bright orange underside of the newt.  During the breeding season the males develop large crests and have pronounced white stripes down the side of their tales. 


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