Sunday, October 18, 2015

Abbey Fishponds, 18th October 2015

This week's session was held at Abbey Fishponds, one of our regular haunts. A fifteen-strong green gym contingent turned out to join volnteer site warden Marjorie White as well as recently-appointed Earth Trust warden, Lucy who now manages the reserve.

Tasks on this occasion were to cut back and rake overgrown vegetation from the path margins, and to cut back and clear the prolific goat willow growth from some of the wetland areas.

In addition, a litter-pick was conducted.

October is a great time to visit the site owing to the lovely seasonal colours on display.  The temperature was also mild and the sun even made a brief appearance.


Spindle fruits
Margaret cutting back willow
Willow cleared by a wetland area
The troops returning for the tea break
The view across the reserve
Refreshments are taken
Tea, coffee and conversation
Overgrown vegetation cleared from one of the paths

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