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Spring has Sprung!

Tuesday, April 23rd 2013

The last of the major winter work is now complete. The final tidying of brash was undertaken by the Tuesday team who could work without coats in the Spring sunshine (for the second time this year)!

Woodland Work

Branches were loaded into the trailer and taken to a place where an old dead hedge was in need of some TLC.

Loading brash

In the same spot Brian got well and truly 'stuck in' and cleared some drainage pipes beneath the track.

Drainage

The dead hedge soon took shape as the branches were woven in.

Dead Hegde

Students from the Dales School enjoyed weaving materials into the structure too.

Construction Workers!

The hedge will be a valuable habitat for nesting birds, small mammals and invertebrates.

Hedge

Adam helped to compact the 'fedge' and tested out its strength!

Testing the hedge

The warmer weather has encouraged some new flowers to bloom. Many of these are starting to appear in the coppiced areas. Wild Strawberry was spotted on the Hazel bank.

Strawberry

Wood Anemone was also seen for the first time this year.

Wood Anemone

Finally, Elm is starting to flower. Across the reserve Chiffchaff and Willow Warbler can be heard singing. These are all welcome signs of Spring.

Field Maple

The latest Foxglove Covert Quiz sheets are now available for £1 each. The theme is trees and garden flowers. There is a prize for the most correct answers. In the event of more than one winner, all successful names will be put into a hat and one winner will be drawn for the prize. The closing date for entry is the Spring bank holiday - May 27th 2013. Answers will be posted on the blog on Monday 3rd June. Go on, have a go!


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