Pre-Christmas volunteer day

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009

In spite of the cold and the snow a large number of volunteers came today to celebrate the last 'workie day' before Christmas. After a morning out in the snow filling bird feeders and checking the mink rafts everyone enjoyed a stroll around the woodland walk. Volunteers always work so hard whilst at Foxglove and rarely get the opportunity to stop and enjoy the surroundings. Today was the chance to share a walk and chat about the past year.

Volunteers working in the snow

Up on the wetland it was interesting to reflect on this time last winter when the groundworks were just completed and how the site has improved since then.

After a lovely lunch (a real treat with Marion's curry puffs, Colin's pickled onions and Sophie's dubious looking - and tasting - pesto and tomato puffs)! Brian played the Northumbrian pipes which was the 'icing on the cake'. Thank you to all the volunteers (we missed those of you who have further to travel and couldn't make it) and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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