This month volunteer leader Jane led a task at Moor Green Lakes to clear in front of both Grove Lake hide and viewing slot.
Fellow volunteer leader Duncan and sixteen volunteers turned up to help, including 3 young adults.
Reeds, bramble and willow were cleared in front of the hide to give a clear view of the lake and island, ideal for winter birdwatching. Several toads and a water scorpion were uncovered. Also, the stream leading from Horseshoe Lake into Grove Lake was cleared and is now running freely providing another good habitat for birds. Time left at the end of the afternoon was used to clear willow and silver birch from the reeds further along the shoreline.
Bramble, scrub and some small trees and branches were cleared from in front of the viewing slot giving a good view of the lake and the island. Everything cut was then used to bild dry hedges along the fences, ideal for small bird, mammals and many insects.
Many thanks to everyone, in particular those who came for the first time. We hope you enjoyed yourselves and will join us again.
If you would like to learn more about Moor Green Lakes or help the group by volunteering then please see their website http://www.mglg.org.uk/.
Jane & Duncan