Volunteering session Saturday 12th August 2017

Here is Jonathan’s message

Greetings All,

There’ll be a volunteer session at Fairfield Orchard, Flora and Fauna this
Saturday, August 12th, starting at 10.00am and finishing at 1.00pm or
thereabouts.

Tasks for this occasion include:

* Repair the Alder Pond bund (if the moorhen chicks have moved on).
* Continue strimming the Fauna path edge.
* Remove bindweed and goose grass from selected sections of the Pads
footpath hedges where the coverage is high on new saplings or newly laid
hedge.
* Continue the scything work (just where depends on progress by the
scything groups in the meantime).
* Cut back overhanging vegetation along the track down from Sunnyside Lane.

And that’s all for this occasion,

Best wishes

One thought on “Volunteering session Saturday 12th August 2017

  1. Drip Post author

    And here’s what we did:
    The monthly Saturday volunteer session attracted 13 volunteers on a cloudy but dry morning.
    • Alder Pond was cleared of invading couch brass.
    • Flowering ragwort was removed from the Paddock, Big Meadow and Lower Sowerholme.
    • The ‘Don’t Pick’ signs were tied to the apple trees.
    • Enveloping vegetation was cleared from the smaller saplings along the Pads footpath.
    • Bindweed, goose grass and bramble were cleared from the hedge laid last winter in the concrete wall area.
    • The track leading down from Sunnyside Lane past the shed was cleared of overhanging vegetation and accumulating debris.

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