weekend conservation tasks

Submitted by julia on Mon, 29th Sep 2008, 5:32pm
We often get requests for weekend volunteer days, however we seldom get many volunteers out at the weekend. We have perservered with this service, trying to make it a regular weekend with plenty of warning but over the past few months this has not been successful. As you can understand this can result in uncompleted tasks and failure to meet our contracts. We are committed to deliver a service for everybody so would very much welcome your thoughts on this subject. For the time being weekend tasks will be limited.

Urban Nature Reserve 26/9/08

Submitted by Nick on Fri, 26th Sep 2008, 3:29pm

Today was the job of opening up the ponds, so it was on with the waders and off in to the murky waters. The water was teeming with life including ramshorn snails, damsel fly larvae, newts and other beasties. They now have plenty of breathing space thanks to all the volunteers who braved the water. Right now the plants we removed are sitting spread out along the pond banks and the creatures that were hiding in them are making their way back in to the water.

We often have European volunteers via the EVS scheme and today Hubert was with us:
Aujourd'hui une journe un me faire photographier dans les pommiers....
Apres ca nous voila dans un etang etrain de nettoyer la nature. Tres bon travailles avec des personnes assey sympas.

Today is the launch of the website and right now we are eating apple cake (with apples from our orchard where Hubert posed for the paper), blackberry pie and blogging! When you volunteer you can add your own blogs about our days out or comment on existing entries.