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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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A sunny and frosty morning saw an excellent turnout of 16 members (including two new ones).

Traditionally this first session of the new year has been used for a major litter pick when we delve in to all the minor paths and check out areas where larger items have been dumped in the past. This year...

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There was a good turnout of 12 members today and the following jobs were completed :

The barbed wire attached to the fence running alongside this path was removed on safety grounds as the private owner of this fence has ignored requests to deal with this.

Two dead trees which were...

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After a very rainy start to the day, the sun was shining by the time we began and so the 10 members who attended this session made the best of what turned out to be a perfect autumn morning.

Today's main task was to install the final two "Welcome to your Local Nature Reserve" signs. All four...

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A perfect dry and sunny early autumn morning saw 10 members attending this session and undertaking the following...

  • Three members cleared undergrowth from the short path adjacent to the widlfower area, near the entrance at the top of Sandy Lane. After clearing the unwanted vegetation, wood chips...

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