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Work Continues at the Beck

Tuesday, November 22nd 2016

After yesterday’s deluge we were pleased that the rain held off for most of the day. However, the wet ground did dictate where we were to work with the Tuesday volunteers. We have a number of jobs on the go at the moment, and all are fairly big. As we have to get the Bank at Risedale Beck completed before Christmas, so we do not damage the fresh shoots of bluebells and Primrose, we decided to continue down there especially as it seemed one of the drier areas to work.

With tools in hand we continued the clearing around the Hazel, and removed a few crowded Common Alder to allow more light to the ground. Soon we had another 6 folk from Dales School helping with the clearing work.

 

This Robin made the most of our presence ready to pounce on any unearthed worm. Note the ring on its leg, probably put on by us!

With the movement of foliage we exposed these mating Caddis Flies.

Caddis Flies come to our moth trap throughout the year, of which there are about 200 different varieties in the UK, all with differing flight times.It was fairly mild in comparison to the past few days, so with the putting out of the moth trap this evening we have our fingers crossed for a few more moths than last week, which was a six.

Thanks to all that attended today, we certainly got a lot done and will sleep well tonight.

This above is Stuart trying to be incognito.


 


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