Tuesday 23rd July saw our regular batch of dedicated volunteers come out again to Hawley Meadows, despite the hovering threat of thunder, lightning and heavy downpours. (We opted against putting up a metal framed gazebo for cover!) It was also the last day for a long standing volunteer so we brought cake to wish him well in the future.
Over the course of the morning the volunteers removed 8 posts, an old pointless gate and a section of broken fence at the Northern end of Hawley, which hopefully means that all the old redundant posts are now gone from Hawley! Once they had cleared those away they then litterpicked the Northern end, river and meadow, and cleared away some scrub. We neatly piled the wood up to make habitat piles but the cattle thought it was all for them and promptly came in and munched their way through it. This was when we noticed someone we weren’t expecting…
A volunteer has suggest we call him Prince. Do you think this is a good idea? Any other suggestions?