Cothill Fen, 6 December 2014

About fifteen of us assembled at the Merry Miller Car Park near Cothill Fen Nature Reserve on Saturday 5 December. Our group included Erin and Rihanna from John Mason School who were working on their Physical Activity Section of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. 

It was a beautiful frosty morning, bright, sunny and cold. We were met by Judy Webb who explained our tasks for the morning and gave us a safety briefing. There were two main jobs; one was to improve an existing dirt path across a very boggy area by cutting up and laying down trunks and branches that had been felled previously.

The other job was dragging and stacking raked grass. Everyone worked very hard! Lots of pictures were taken by several people – they were so good we have shown most of them below in no particular order. It was a great morning!

Dieuwke carrying a log.

Bagging the grass

Raking in the field

Kevin treading down logs for new path

Hauling the raked grass

Heaping up raked grass

More raking – it’s hard work!

A well-earned coffee break!

Margaret – it’s looking good!

Carolyn yet more raking

Kevin adding log to footpath

Toadstools and ivy on a stump – a great sight!


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