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Thursday, August 19th 2021

There are lots of people to thank today, firstly the volunteers who rallied around to re-organise the seed stores after a delivery of chaff for the bird feeders. 

This is thanks to a farmer who kindly donated 8 ton sacs of chaff from combine harvesters. The mix contains lots of rapeseed and poppy seeds which are enjoyed by flocks of finches in the winter months. The huge sacks were put into over 90 smaller sacks and taken to a different store, a tedious and strenuous annual task but one that was done in record time down to fantastic teamwork!

It is a dusty job too so PPE was essential; there are big smiles behind those masks, honest!

The sacks were loaded onto a trailer and then at the main store the stock was rotated to make sure that the older sacks from previous years are used first.

Not only was there a lot of activity inside the workshop, the outside also received a bit of TLC as the exterior walls were prepared for a new lick of paint.

Volunteers also painted the veranda in front of the Field Centre, strimmed along some of the footpaths and around the main gate and removed Bullrushes from the wetland. Members of the Management Group and our Undergrowth Editor were also working behind the scenes to prepare for the QAVS celebrations. All of this work is hugely appreciated.

Finally, our sincere thanks also go to TESCO for donating items from our wishlist today, these will make a big difference to the registered charity in the near future.

Thank you everyone for your valued support!

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