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Friday, March 20th 2009

On Wednesday we were joined by Adam, Paul, Chris and Dave from B Company of the Scots Guards who helped us to finish off chipping the huge pile of brash at the stone pile. At last - the stone pile is clear again! The sun was shining on one of the warmest days we've had so far this year.

Adam, Paul, Chris and Dave from B Company of the Scots Guards

Mary came in on the afternoon to prune the fruit trees, weed the scree and generally tidy up in the back garden.

The warm evening on Tuesday was good for our moth trapping and there were 32 moths in the trap on Wednesday morning. The 8 species were Yellow Horned-6, Hebrew Character-2, Pale Brindled Beauty-2, Shoulder Stripe-1, Dotted Border-1, Common Quaker-4, Clouded Drab-7 and Mottled Grey-9.

Today Tim, Mr. Fisher and 7 students from Askham Bryan college finished off the dead hedge in front of the hide. They have made a brilliant job of it and have managed to clear all of the branches which were left over from the felling of the sycamore trees. They also did the last of the tree planting for this season. Hurrah! Well done everyone.

Barren strawberry is in flower on the moorland.


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