Winter Work

Wednesday, January 26th 2022

One of the wetland areas had become extremely overgrown so lately work has focused on cutting back the vegetation around some of the ponds.

Whenever strimming takes place there is always a great deal of raking up to do too! 

Some of the channels that link ponds together needed a bit of TLC to open them up again. This work is important to keep the dams and pipes accessible.

Invasive pondweed was also moved away from the pond dipping platforms so that the school children will be able to see what lurks beneath the surface when they visit in the spring and summer months. 

Closer to the Field Centre, carparking places were enhanced and extra spaces were created without eating into precious habitat. 

This involved the use of a tractor for moving soil and stone.

Surfaces were then compacted using a whacker plate!

Work has also continued on the boardwalk on the red route which is looking fantastic!

Thank you to all of the volunteers who have carried out these varied tasks to improve both the habitats and the visitor experience.


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