Yesterday fourteen volunteers braved the torrential downpour to come and help out at Moor Green Lakes. Thankfully when we arrived on site, the rain cleared and was replaced with very welcome sunshine. Bob was disappointed when he was poised with his camera, as I failed to slide the new truck in the lake.
The gang did a grand job coppicing gorse on the north of Colebrook Lake North, which was becoming dominant on the meadow. The fresh dense regrowth will be much more beneficial for nesting birds, than the previous leggy open stems. Thanks to Chris, Paul & Steven for running a great fire, which is very tricky with gorse.
Laura & I have also been out last week clearing trees blown down in the winter storms, including 5 at Southwood. We expect more tree reports to come in when the floods recede. It would be really useful if you see a fallen / hung up dangerous tree to give us a call with location, rough diameter and any awkwardness (e.g. across river). You can contact BVCP on 01252 331353 and firstname.lastname@example.org