Tag Archives: volunteer work

Catching Up!!

Please click on the Dino Trail tab above and see the amazing work that Sophie C has done to earn her Duke of Edinburgh award. I am very impressed. The picnic benches are all re-stained and had the weak points … Continue reading

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Bench Rescue

Such fun dragging the benches back up onto the path… It gives us the chance to suss out the weak points and reinforce and re-stain. The wildflower meadow was planted in autumn rather than spring. Not sure if this is … Continue reading

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More Bench Work Today

But before we get into benches, look at the Dino Trail – Sophie C has created new maps and there are other bits that I just need to format to get on there – it looks really good. This is … Continue reading

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Urgh!!! Cock up with where we were starting!!

Me and Marcus had in our minds that we were starting at the most northerly bench and working south. We did this and restained 12 benches. Mike and Reece didn’t have the same. I must make my communication clearer in … Continue reading

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Back on that huge learning curve!!!

We learnt this last couple of weeks that out-of-the-way benches and other nice things like food for the birds, nesting boxes, bug hotels, etc, etc, just don’t mix. Wooden benches can be repaired, and bird feeders can be replaced. That … Continue reading

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This Makes It All Worth While…

Nearly every nesting box has chicks!! So we learnt that when people walk down the path the birds do not advertise their nests. I honestly thought that they had all been abandoned and that maybe the path was just too … Continue reading

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Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows…

It’s not always sunshine, lollipops and rainbows. Sometimes we have to seriously question what dragged us out in the driving rain and cold. The first thing was an urgent bench repair. And we litter picked the whole path. We have … Continue reading

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What’s in it for you?

Where does your money go if you become a Patron… £1 a month is a 20% share in a bird nesting box. £2 a month is a 25% share of a 4kg bag of peanuts for the birds. £3 a … Continue reading

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Bluebells

This week was the one where we had to do what I have been putting off for ages. I have tried to convince myself that the bluebells around the bridleway bridge are some sort of hybrid and will probably be … Continue reading

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First Attempt at Bug Hotel

What is going on with the weather!!! We seem to be forever waiting for those warm spring mornings and a flush of wildflowers. Slowly things are turning green, but taking time to do so. There is white blackthorn blossom, purple … Continue reading

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