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Winter RETURNS AGAIN!

Saturday, February 23rd 2013

A few days ago the question was posed 'Does the bank at the voley pond count as a hedge back?'  The answer is yes it does, as today there was yet more snow.  Foxglove was once again a winter wonderland.

Snow at Foxglove

Snow at Foxglove

It was the first meeting of Eco Club this year and we were looking at nest boxes.  The duck raft was examined and then we went through the Scrapes (still checking the ponds for frog activity as this is the day they return!) to the lake to see where it was going to be placed.  Yet more snow scenes could be viewed from the hide.  Mallard and Moorhen were seen.

On our way back to the workshop a new method of clearing the snow from the paths was carried out.

Clearing the paths!

Back at the workshop, the children set about putting together their nest boxes.  They worked really hard and learnt new skills along the way.  A huge thank you to Colin who made and prepared all the boxes. 

making the nest box

making the nest box

Thank you to everyone who helped today.

And finally, somewhere under the snow, there are still flowers of Blackthorn!

Blackthorn flower buds under the snow


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