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Tuesday, January 8th 2013

With the winter season slipping away, there are lots of jobs that need to be done as soon as possible. A section of reedbed needed to be cut before the frogs and toads awake from their hibernation. This was cut yesterday by the Reserve Managers and today's task was to clear away the debris.

Busy in the reedbed

Twenty volunteers toiled with rakes and wheelbarrows to tidy up the cut stems.

Reed bed

The reeds will grow again with vigour in the spring.

Raking About

With everyone working so fast, by eleven o'clock, the only task left was to pull out the debris from the bottom of the pond. Adam, John and Eddy were on a mission and continued to carry out pond maintenance while the others moved on to the willow coppice. Was it something Adam said or was it the beautiful silty aroma that left him on his own?!

All alone


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