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From Rakes to Rifles!

Thursday, January 10th 2013

'Varied' is definitely the best word to describe the volunteer activities at Foxglove. Tasks can vary from folding napkins for the Christmas dinner to herding livestock up on the moor. There really is something for everyone regardless of experience and ability. Volunteers never cease to amaze us with their wide range of skills too. Here is Garth checking out the stock market whilst raking up cut Gorse on the wetland!

Checking out the stock market

Several of the bunds on the wetland have been brushcut this week as they were becoming overgrown with rushes and Gorse. Here is the Thursday team tidying up. It is hoped that waders may return to this habitat in the spring as a result of this work.

Stock Market

Earlier in the week, as a thank you to volunteers, a session on the DCCT (Dismounted Close Combat Trainer) was organised. This involved a falling plate shooting competition involving the use of laser operated rifles all done by computer.

DCCT

This was something completely different for most people in the group and a valuable insight into what goes on just on the other side of the fence from Foxglove.

Rifles

Thank you to Tony for organising this session and to the instructors and operators who made it such an enjoyable afternoon.

Shooting


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