Yesterday 30 of us descended on Long Island at Moor Green Lakes for a mammoth task. Our regular volunteers were joined by 12 colleagues from SGN, who bravely ferried our kit over the floating pontoon to set up camp at the south-western corner of Long Island. The main task was to haycut the meadow and cut the lakeside scrub, to provide an ideal habitat for over-wintering wildfowl and a clear view from Colebrook South Bird-Viewing Screen.
Meanwhile we had a couple of jobs to help out our visiting tribe of 6 island goats, which do a great job munching to help keep the bramble down. Tony and Bob replaced a broken panel on the goat shed and spread out fresh straw. Then Mary and Jan cut a new path, so we now have a circular track around the island so it’s much easier for us to find and check on the goats. We also towed the pontoon over to Plover Island ready for the Sunday 8th November task there.
The task was a great sucess with lots of sausage sizzling on the fire. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work and a special mention to Student Barbara for offering to stay and unload our kit in the dark.