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Rain, Mud and Sun

Tuesday, March 29th 2016

The day started early, I had to get in to have a chat with our contractor who was putting some drainage pipe in. It was a fine morning on starting the chat, but soon the black clouds came over, with it cold heavy showers that at times turned to hail, not really the best conditions to do drainage, but at least we could see the flow of water!

The volunteers were a bit few on the ground today with only eight turning up, obviously the demands of Easter Holidays; saying that we seemed to get a fair bit done. Ron and Anne filled the bird feeders in readiness for the bird ringing demonstration tomorrow, and Ken and Eddie put up a couple of motion sensor cameras, will be interesting to see what turns up.


The heavy showers did not dampen spirits as we were able to get the drainage pipe put in, a bit of a slippery job in the clay, as well as the last bit of brushwood cleared, and one of the boggy net rides raised with soil/gravel from the path scrapings a couple of weeks ago.

Have I really stopped to look around today? Not really, seemed to be eyes down to the mud in hand. Saying that a Buzzard circled and was calling over the conifer plantation for most of the day, and in the late afternoon sun Coltsfoot has emerged near the Lake beck. The frog spawn that was put in the tanks last Tuesday has hatched out in the Field Centre.

Easter Activity Day tomorrow, and the forecast is not as wet as today… thankfully!

Thank you to all the volunteers for their help today.

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