Today Ben, Callum and I joined the volunteers at Moor Green Lakes, where we set up the pontoon to walk over to Long Island. The task was to cut back the vegetation to open up the island for over-wintering wildfowl. We concentrated on the north western end of Long Island to clear the view from Colebrook Hide. Our gaggle of eight goats do a sterling job munching bramble over the Autumn and need a bit of a hand a couple of times a year.
Chris and Tony Elston manned the motorscythe to cut the bramble whilst others set to work on the scrub. Shortly after tea break, when Andrew Pope led a mad dash to herd the goats away from our tasty sandwiches, Ben got the fire going. It was great having a roaring fire to entertain us and everyone was reluctant to leave the toasty pretty spot at the end. Thank you to everyone for their hard work, with 19 of us out today it was a great task.