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Lake Hide View

Wednesday, September 18th 2019

As promised the task for the conservation volunteers this week was in a different location. However, the work still involved the same process of cutting and raking up reeds but this time at the lake rather than on the wetland!

The growth has been so vigorous that the view from the easy access hide had become obscurred.

Hardly any of the lake was visible as not only had the reeds grown tall but so had the scrub directly in front of the hide windows. Here is the 'before' photograph.

Reeds were cut; a delicate operation on the edge of the deep water! They were carefully raked up using hay rakes and removed out of sight.

At least it wasn't far to carry the cuttings to the trailer as the quad bike could get close.

The area was quickly transformed and by the end of the day the team had made a huge difference.

The 'after' photo shows the newly opened view from inside the lake hide.

Other jobs completed by volunteers included making a plinth for a new donation box, repairing a large bird feeder and fixing the window frame to the same hide.

Thank you to Team Tuesday for all of your hard work. Thanks too to David and Chris who worked all day long to repair the camera at the same hexagonal hide so that visitors can enjoy the beautiful lake scene from the comfort of the field centre.


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