Raking About!

Thursday, August 16th 2012

Work continued on the wetland to control rushes and improve the habitat for wading birds. The bunds were strimmed by Adam and Sophie. Volunteers Tony and Brian raked the cuttings (in the heavy rain showers) which was a great help to the Reserve Managers and very much appreciated!

Wetland work

Colin re-painted the welcome blackboard back at the Field Centre.

Painting jobs

There were 80 moths of 25 different species caught in the moth trap last night. Including this beautiful Gold Spangle.

Gols Spangle Moth

Purple Thorn was another stunning visitor to the moth trap.

Early Thorn


(1) Comments:

Tony Crease responded on 16th Aug 2012 with...

I would very much like to thank all of the volunteers - and the staff - for the exhausting work done on the wetland in the past few days.  It has been a huge job and it is still not finished - but the area looks spectacular and the effort that has gone in has not passed unnoticed.  My very sincere thanks to you all for your resource and sheer hard work.


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