Monday, 21 September 2009
After we'd finished for the day we spotted a total of 6 'ring necked parakeets' feeding on beech mast in one of the beech trees next to the deer compound. They were feeding for about half an hour before they all flew off together southwards. Unfortunately they were too high up to get a decent clear photo of.
In the morning we made our way down from the visitors' centre to the 'cow pond', litter picking all the way. The usual crisp packets, drinks cans and bottles. Strangely we didn't find them very heavy so cannot understand what's so difficult about people taking them home with them, or at least putting them in a litter bin ! We then litter picked around the pond which wasn't too bad this time. The 'anglers' are still leaving rubbish and fishing line, which as well as being unsightly can also pose a risk to wildlife. All together we collected about 4 bags full, plus a large plastic groundsheet.
We spent the afternoon cutting the oak saplings, to the south of the visitors' centre, to ground level
as these are not wanted there and it will make it easier for the council parks team to cut the grass.
Saturday, 5 September 2009
Lois and Bill will NOT be able to make it on Sunday 13th September due to other committments. We will however be available for the following Sunday - 20th September. You can carry on without us on 13th or join us on 20th, or both ! If anyone wants to do the 13th we will ensure that keys are at the visitors' centre. Please let us know (suggest you ring on 01708 704619 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org as Lois is having problems with her email at present).
Posted by Bill at Saturday, September 05, 2009