Kevin, as leader set out the tasks which included litter-picking along the paths and woodland walks near the River Ock, and also cutting back encroaching branches and brambles to open up spaces for wildflower growth. Previously cut timber logs were sawn or lopped into smaller lengths and stacked to provide wildlife habitats.
A surprisingly large amount of litter was collected including a lot of glass beer bottles and a large beach-ball. Colin had brought his well equipped trolley which proved to be a great asset in transporting the litter.
The weather improved somewhat and we saw the sun for a short while, although it became dull again when coffee time arrived. By the end of coffee it began to drizzle more heavily and it was decided it was time to finish for the day. We finished off by stacking our collected litter at the agreed spot for pick-up by the Vale Environmental vehicle.
|Dieuke saw these. Orange Ladybirds (Halyzia 16-guttata)?|
|Eleanor lopping brambles|
|Surprising where litter gets to – Lesley|
|Colin always has the right equipment|
|Carolyn stacking logs|
|James slashing brambles|
|At last! Coffee time. Margaret and Kate|