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Tuesday, September 3rd 2019

After an incredible growing season many of the ponds on the wetland were difficult to see because of the reeds and grasses that had grown tall on the bunds. Hawthorn, Willow saplings and Gorse have also taken advantage of the long sunny periods and heavy rainfall over the summer months. Yesterday and today staff and volunteers began the huge task of cutting back the unwanted growth with brushcutters.

In some places there was so much vegetation that it was difficult to see where the banks ended and the water began resulting in a few wet feet!

There was a continuous supply of cuttings to be raked up which kept everyone busy all day long.

As usual many hands made light work and by the end of the day you could definitely tell where the team had been.

Thank you to all twelve volunteers who worked so hard to complete this strenuous job. This valuable habitat and its associated wildlife will benefit from the work undertaken. 


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