… 9 volunteers bravely ventured out to Hawley Meadows yesterday. We set up our very battered gazebo in the shelter of some blackthorn and oaks and actually did very well with keeping our kit and lunch dry! The volunteers set to work digging out the last remaining large bramble patch in the middle of Prior’s field, getting through it in no time at all, thanks to the soft wet ground. They also haloed two oaks – cut back the surrounding blackthorn to give the trees a chance.
During lunch the skies cleared and the afternoon turned out to be a lovely sunny day, pleasing everyone! The volunteers cleared yet more bramble from the path down the side of the railway track and litterpicked a large area of the southern end of the meadow. The flooding river has been dumping all sorts of weird and wonderful litter far and wide.
Assistant Ranger Laura