Volunteer help

Wednesday, May 13th 2009

There was a lot of activity at Foxglove today. Volunteers helped by putting a gen guard (wire mesh pen) alongside a net ride to keep the deer off the Willow. This will help to create some height along the ride which is ideal for bird ringing. Some of the net rides were pruned too.

Trevor on the quad bike

Jack and Jill cleared some scrub from the back garden to make a lovely clearing. In the photo above you can see Trevor who is quite adept at driving the quad bike!

Colin gave the new boards that he built for the observation hive a lick of paint.

Pupils from the Dales School finished off surfacing a path with woodchip. They have done a brilliant job yet again.


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