We set to work and, despite frequent heavier bursts of rain, made good progress. We decided to bring the tea kit over to the woods for our break, as at least we were sheltered by the trees. Michele did a Sir Walter Raleigh and gallantly cast down her waterproof so we could put the mugs on it. As she said, it couldn't get any wetter or muddier.
Then it was back to work again, with nobody suggesting we finished early. There was a lot to do, and we needed to make sure that all the cut trees and branches were moved to piles inside the wood.
When it was time to pack up, we could see how much we had pushed the trees back from the fen, so we were pleased with our morning's work.
Photos by Eleanor:
|Graham and Adrian sawing up a tree trunk|
|Ursula working in the wood|
|Wending our wet and weary way homewards|
Photos by Judy Webb:
|Pale Tussock Moth Caterpillar - Calliteara Pudibunda|
|Evidence of tree clearance as indicated by the position of the concrete post from today's session, which was formerly at tree line|
|The same view as above, showing concrete post, taken in 2010|
|The rare Ashen Coral Fungus|