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On a real autumnal day with golden/yellow leaves cascading down, spectacular spider webs showing well with the early morning dew and the landscape obscured with fog this was an ideal day for working on the ridge. We had eight members today and we completed the following tasks:

  • The bird boxes on t...

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We had a very good turnout with 13 members at today's working session and so were able to tackle a good variety of jobs. These were:

  • Clearance of the steps leading from Thoresby Road and also cutting back vegetation overhanging the pavement on that section of the Thoresby Road that is alongside o...

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On a really sunny morning we had nine volunteers turn up.

  • We concentrated today on the Alexandrina Plantation reserve and completed the following:

  • The steps leading from Thoresby Road were cleared of debris and then swept. A step which had begun to rot was replaced. Nearly all these steps...

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Only six volunteers attended work session today, which is almost our lowest ever turnout. Hopefully this is just a blip due to holidays

Despite the low turnout we managed to complete the scheduled jobs for today which included:

  • opening up two very overgrown pathways

  • removing some ov...

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After a very hot and humid week today's weather was much fresher and ideal for working. As we had 10 volunteers turn up, we split into two groups in order to tackle the large amount of work needing urgent attention across both reserves.

Five of us spent the morning clearing vegetation from three...

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Eight members turned out for the session and we concentrated on jobs on the Alexandrina Plantation.

The strong winds of the past week had brought a lot of debris down onto the bridle path so four of us spent the morning clearing this and also cutting back any encroaching vegetation.

We also cl...

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Despite the early heavy rain and light drizzle at the start of the session we still had 9 hardy volunteers turn out.

Firstly, we forked over and raked the small area where people had been walking to avoid the wet muddy section of path that runs alongside the wildflower area near the Sandy Lane en...

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We had a surprisingly good turnout of 11 members considering it was Easter Sunday and four of our regulars had already offered thier apologies for this session.

The two priority jobs today were to plant the 100 plug plants of Bulbous Buttercups and Harebells in the new grassland area and also to...

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Only six members attended today's session, but with at least six of our regulars either on holiday or incapacitated a lower than usual turnout was expected.

Today we concentrated on the Alexandrina Plantation reserve and completed the following:

  • Cleared the area of litter.
  • Cleared brambles an...

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Despite six of our regulars being either on holiday or ill, and it being a very cold morning, we still had a very respectable turnout of 8 members.

The three jobs we tackled were:

  • the usual litter pick across both sites (quite a lot was collected),
  • clearing couch grass and bracken from the ar...

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