We were joined by a group of employees from Santander. This was a good thing as we had to cut the meadow areas by hand using our scythes and sickles. But the group was not overawed in fact the Santander employees enthused about not having to answer a phone all day. The majority of the people on site were either; cutting, raking, stacking or mowing the vegetation for the day and we disturbed many frogs from the grass, they will be able to find more shelter in the remaining long grass. We took the boat as well and were able to collect the litter, other general rubbish and fishing line that had made its way into the pond over the year since we last did it. Putting on the waders it was possible to clear the litter from the edges too. The Moorhens and Cotes will be grateful not to share their home with so much rubbish in future. The path edges and the perimeter hedges were given a cut back and this will make it easier to move around the site.
A very worthwhile day, that has prepared the site for the forthcoming months and our thanks to the Santander employees for their help.
Today we worked with 20 volunteers.
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