Volunteers at Work

Tuesday, December 31st 2019

Blue sky greeted the volunteers as they arrived this morning, but it was frosty and hats, coats and gloves were needed! 

Work started on the moor to find the path edge, so enabling the path to be more easily seen.

Pipes under the access road have been checked and some repairs carried out.  The last one was completed today.

Out on the moor a stile was given some tlc.

A gate that was not opening and closing correctly was also given some attention.

And finally the birds have been feeding in the back garden and the feeders need to be filled almost everyday.

The first Brambling of the winter was spotted on Friday and was ringed on Saturday.  If you are birdwatching keep your eye open for them.

It is the end of a busy year at Foxglove. A great deal of work has been carried out, from mowing and strimming, CES bird ringing, moth trapping, removal of Silver Birch, planting trees and many different jobs along the way.  The Management Group and reserve managers really appreciate all the work done by the volunteers and we wish you all the best for the New Year.


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