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Wednesday, February 27th 2013

The top of the new plantation was the site for today's conservation task. Windblown trees that were recently felled were tidied away and new habitat piles were made with the logs. The fresh brash was burned on a fire whilst the old rotten wood from earlier forestry work and brambles were left as important wildlife refuges.

Wildlife habitat work

One volunteer carried a GPS with him and it calculated that throughout the day he covered no less than 5 miles. This goes to show that volunteering at Foxglove is a fantastic form of exercise. That is unless you eat too many cakes and biscuits! As you can see, Adam's chocolate cake was very popular! Thanks to Anne too for providing delicious spicy crisp biscuits.

Chocolate cake

Students from the Dales School helped out by feeding apple slices to the Water Voles on their walk through one of the wetland areas. These secretive mammals don't hibernate but they do keep a low profile during the winter months and are grateful of some extra food. Old apples are always in demand on the reserve for the Blackbirds and Water Voles so if you have any spare please bring them in and leave them in the kitchen.


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