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Friday, September 24th 2021

Visitors often ask what a typical day at the reserve involves. The answer is always 'there isn't one'! Work varies from day to day depending on the season, the weather and the help available. Last week volunteers assisted in catching a sheep with a bad foot so that it could be treated. Earlier this week, the same sheep discovered that he could fit underneath the bottom rail of the wooden fence. Caesar (with the spotty fleece) had been joining visitors on their walks!

A new wire was added to prevent him from wandering around the reserve! All 7 are now back where they should be safe and sound.

Sections of boardwalk had to be repaired too, not a scheduled task but one that was found on a routine walk. As often is the case, it turned out to be a much bigger job than expected!

An invasive pondweed from New Zealand (Crassula helmsii) was spotted in one of the ponds and needed to be removed.

Another 'wader' job!

The weeds were carefully removed from the area.

Back on dry land, chaff was sieved ready to be put in large bird feeders all around the reserve.

Other work carried out included footpath repairs, monitoring for Mink and identifying moths, fungi and flowers.

Thank you to everyone involved, it all makes such a difference!


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