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Tuesday, April 26th 2011

With winter conservation tasks over for this year, the volunteers turned their attention to summer habitat work. This splendid five star  'bug hotel' was constructed adjacent to the outdoor classroom.

Volunteers make a bug hotel

The six storey structure was made from old pallets and the gaps were filled with reeds, old logs and other suitable material.

Bug hotel

Several pieces of corrugated metal were also put out across the site.  It is hoped that these will act as reptile refuges and that animals such as lizards or snakes might shelter under these and appreciate the warmth. This will allow us to learn more about the reptiles that live at Foxglove. There are no snakes on the species list yet!

After all this constructive work, there had to be some demolition and the old bridges from the lake were taken apart and the timbers were stored ready to be re-used in the future. You never know when you might need a bridge!

Demolishing old bridges

All in all, a good day's work and everyone will definitely sleep well tonight! Watch this space to find out if the wildlife appreciates all that was achieved.


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