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Winter Maintenance

Wednesday, January 26th 2011

There were two sets of winter maintenance tasks being carried out on site today.  In the plantation volunteers trailblazed a new path.  There was a lot of clearing up to be done, but as you can see, they were happy in their work! 

Volunteers at work

Whilst there they discovered a few 7-spot Ladybirds on the trees.  These will have overwintered as adults in the crevices and leaf litter. 

7-spot Ladybird

Meanwhile, in the scrapes, Marie came to do pond clearance.

Marie in the digger

Before Marie got to work the little ponds were almost filled up with vegetation, see below.

Scrapes before work

Here you can see the result - open water in the middle ready for all the new spring growth!

Scrapes after maintenance


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