25th January 2012
Another mild day with temperature of 9o Celsius at 9am. The weather certainly has been kind to us volunteers so far this winter. There were two tasks to be completed today. Phil Younger set off to Snipes Dene with Dave, Lorna and Matthew to burn rhododendron prunings, whilst the rest of the group set off for the Monument to pull up silver birch seedlings on the hillside above the Lily Pond. The idea is that there should be a clear & uninterrupted vista from The Lily Pond up to the Monument.
When we arrived at the Monument a large number of molehills were noticed. Terry and Mike quickly got to work flattening them out (the molehills, not the moles!), to improve the look of the area.
|Flattening the molehills|
|More molehills to flatten|
An A-board was then set up to explain to any visitors the nature and reasoning behind our task.
|Keeping our visitors informed|
|The Team in action|
|Laura takes a break in the sunshine|