It is always terrific fun when we put up our den. A mixture of the hilarity of trying to put the thing up, and the schoolboy satisfaction that we have made a den in the woods and now have a camp.
I know, I know… Little things and all that, but it is good fun.
We created a new wildflower clearing opposite our newly secured bench. This is just about as south facing as we can get, so should do very well.
We can keep pushing this area out over the next few years and create a hub similar to the bird-feeder clearing.
It is all about controlling and managing the scrub so that we have as much biodiversity as possible, as well as a usable path and places for people to stop and rest.
We enjoyed coffee and cookies whilst sheltering in our camp. I think we only saw one other person during the whole morning.
A good, if a little wet, morning. Next week we are trying to add ladders to the bat-boxes so they start to get used. That will be interesting.
If anyone wants to join us you will be more than welcome. We are pretty laid-back and just kinda rub along.