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Work party sessions 2020

Sunday 12th January: work undertaken
thanks to Paul Arthur for this report
We had a very successful work party yesterday with an excellent turnout of 20 people. The weather was dry, with some sunshine, rather windy but very mild. Achievements included:
- Tree pruning. The two apple trees nearest to the gate into the wildlife area were pruned. Several tree team members helped, aided by a briefing and training from Christine
- Further weeding of the pollinator bed
- Some further trimming of the hedge between the orchard and allotments, this time reducing the height to ‘fence height'
- Compost management
*: bay 1 was transferred to bay 2, bay 5 transferred to bay 4, and the remainder to bay 2. Bays 1 and 5 are now empty
- Some wooden debris (prunings etc) was burnt on a bonfire, though this had been very reluctant to get going, so not much was burnt!
- The bird boxes were cleaned out
- A branch of the sycamore that was just below the bat box was removed to allow easier access for the bats
- Some preparation for Wassail, logs sawn up for the firebowl, some garlands made, and 15 areas of dog poo were cleared up!
- A chiffchaff was spotted in the wildlife area.
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