Yesterday the volunteer collective trundled off to Moor Green Lakes where we tackled several jobs around Grove Lake. Binoculars proved invaluable trying to hunt a lesser-spotted Geoff and Peter, who helped clear a circumnavigation of the lake for access of moofers and cow lookers alike. Chris was brave (foolhardy) enough to join me in chest waders installing a new fence across the ditch upstream of the culvert, which traps debris before the pipe. Much to the amusement of Andrew Pope and Vic, and despite coming close, Chris failed to fall in.
Meanwhile we haycut the northern shore which has become more wildflower-rich over the last few years thanks to the volunteers’ hard work. Also the scrub in front of Grove bird viewing screen was cleared, so now children can see the lake without the use of a trampoline. On the way back a tame grass snake was spotted on the hay pile we created behind the paddock, following our haycut a couple of weeks ago. It’s lovely to see it basking out in the open. Thank you to everyone for all your help