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Rain and Legs

Saturday, July 9th 2011

All the rain we have had is making everything grow! So the sound of strimmers could be heard as Seb and Tim set to work strimming  overgrown paths.  They then continued the work that Mike and Tony had started yesterday - strimming the net rides ready for - weather permitting - CES 7 on Sunday.

Sunny at first, rain showers developed during the day but did not stop all the work.

Beryl worked around the Field Centre clearing weeds and cutting back the long wet grasses.  Meanwhile Kyle, Felicity and Josh worked on the heathland - Kyle being the first to say “OW!”  as the Gorse attacked him, closely followed by everyone else.  They also filled the hoppers, less painful!!

Filling hoppers

Thank you to everyone for all your hard work, it is really appreciated.

Whilst on the heathland this harvestman was found. Please count his legs - he should have 8.  He was finding difficulty in walking, but did eventually manage to clamber away. His body is not divided into parts.

5 legged harvestman

Spiders were also hiding in the Gorse.  They also have 8 legs but two parts to their body.

Spider with 8 legs

Insects come in all shapes and sizes, some being very specialised, like this grasshopper, with huge back legs that help him to jump great distances.  He has 3 pairs of legs and has 3 parts to his body.  These were also seen on the heathland and were active during the sunny spells.

Grasshopper with 6 legs

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