Sunday, March 17, 2013

Cothill Fen, 16th March 2013

Just six of us arrived for the session at Cothill Fen on a rather rainy morning. We plodded up the very muddy path to the site to start work under the direction of Bob Silverwood.

One task was to build a temporary bridge over the stream using logs and Kevin, Margaret, Robert and Dieuwke set to work figuring out the best design and constructing it. The finished result was very satisfactory as you see from the photos.

Carolyn and Eleanor went to bulk out the dead hedge, which Green Gym had made at the February session, filling in sections that were thinner than others.

At the tea break Judy Webb took over from Bob and told us a bit about the history of the reserve and future plans for it.

The tasks after the break were cutting down some trees at the edge of the fen and continuing work on the dead hedge. Luckily the rain had stopped and we actually had some blue sky and sunshine for a brief interval.

temporary bridge built over the stream

Carolyn bulking out the dead hedge, built during our last session here

Kevin and Margaret pose on the new bridge

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