Last Tuesday of January!

Morning – 9.30:

I’m going to be in Dacres Wood tomorrow, in the morning, starting 9.30, doing some conservation work.  Could be putting on waders and pulling out more reed sweet-grass, but if that’s too damp and cold, it could be the time to measure the girths of those big old Turkey Oaks.  Just how old are they?  This should give us a clue.  Nick Pond is also going to have a quick look round today, and get back to me with any other conservation tasks to be done.

Not strictly conservation, there’ll be things to do tidying up round the Field Studies centre, but I’m also thinking about putting together a whole list of things to do to make the place more welcoming, and organise a special volunteering day to work on this.  Below is how Iris at Grow Mayow has attached boards to some uninsulated walls, and started to wall paper them – the sort of thing I’m thinking about.


Afternoon – 2.30

Then, in the afternoon, I’m going to be going round with my camera, photographing mainly plants, but anything else natural which catches my eye.  I’m expected at least three more people to turn up with cameras, maybe with more of an artistic eye.  We’ll we doing these walks / photo blogging sessions the last Tuesday afternoon of each month, and hoping to capture the changing moods, vegetation of the reserve.

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