On Sunday Brownies from 1st Shinfield and other local groups joined us at Moor Green Lakes in Finchampstead, to earn part of their butterfly badge. The girls were really enthusiastic and got stuck in cutting invasive willow from the shoreline, helped out by Tony, Mike, Sarah and Sue.
The task was ideally suited for the children who were at the right height to snip the fine willow trees, with the leaders and guides lending a hand to saw the larger trees. There was a dramatic transformation by lunch time with one bank cleared at the north end of Colebrook Lake North. Thanks to the girls hard work we’ve opened up the lake edge so more birds, like snipe, can rest in the grassy margins.
The day finished off with the obligatory bonfire with marshmallows. I was very pleased to hear that my brown knees effort had also earned us the brownie badge too. Thank you to everyone for all their hard work and making the day so fun.