Last Worky Day of Winter

Saturday, March 5th 2016

It was the last Worky Day and as has been the case for most of them this winter, we had every weather imaginable, sun, cloud, rain, sleet, hail, snow and dry!  The volunteers were split into groups.  One group carried out the important task of cleaning the hoppers of old seed and refilling them.  This photograph was taken during a sunny spell!

Team Hopper Cleaners

Another group visited the tree nursery where they dug up some trees and replanted them along the Sycamore Avenue.

Replanting Tree Group

It rained and snowed as this photograph shows, the volunteers a little on the damp side!

The Tree Planting Team

Mike and Tony were on the wetland where the water levels in the pools have been variable.  When they had finished things were looking good with the levels where they should be.

Once Tony and Robin had completed chain-sawing at the Outdoor Classroom they headed off to check the owl boxes on the reserve.  Tawny Owls nest early and prefer empty nest boxes, without the clutter of sticks that the Jackdaws had put in them last year.

The final group were at the Outdoor Classroom area which was undergoing a 'make-over'.  We opened up the area so that we have more space for the children and more log piles and log rings for the children to hunt under.  Brambles and Rose were removed, grass cut, trees cut down and cut into children sized pieces.

The Outdoor Classroom Team

There was a fire.  There was blue sky.  There was cloud heading our way!

Fire, blue sky, cloud

At the end of the day we walked onto the moor to look at possible sites for the new Stone Circle.  Tony explained the background to the project. 

Looking at the sites for the Stone Circle

Blue sky again, but look the other way and more precipitation coming.

Clouds

The winter work is heading towards its conclusion and the summer work is waiting in the wings.  During our winter worky days an amazing amount of work is carried out by volunteers.  A sincere thank you to everyone who has attended during this winter.  Your help, support and cheerfulness under some very difficult conditions are really appreciated.


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