Friends of Dothill Local Nature Reserve
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Tee Lake carp
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Otter & young
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The two Williams
Now a playground ...
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Field Study Guides
Friends at work and flora & fauna
A good number volunteered today (13th April). Some of the group laid bark chippings around the oak saplings ...
... some of us set to work cutting up dead wood and clearing brash in Beanhill Wood.
Annette wielding some material for dead-hedging.
Lisette by the dead-hedge.
Simon tackling the barbed wire in Beanhill Brook.
A cracking turnout on 6th April. Some of the Friends worked on the oak nursery ...
... another group did some dead-hedging in Beanhill Wood ...
... a third team continued with the Donnerville Close path and a fourth filled the hole to the west of Admaston Bridge.
On 30th March some of the Friends tackled the weeds in the new oak nursery ...
... and when they'd had enough of that they removed some tree supports from the copse at the top of the Tee Lake main path.
On 23rd March some of us continued clearing the brambles on the wetland ...
... another team carried on with the path at the end of Donnerville Close ...
... and a third team began alleviating the drainage issues on the path by the old canal.
Work continued on apace on the wetland - 16th March.
The Friends dealt with a felled tree. It was important to remove it as this part of the meadow is quite rich in orchids.
A good turn-out again today. We continued work on the wetland area - 9th March.
Some of the group dealt with bramble incursion to let in light and space for wetland plants.
The beginnings of a new water channel.
We had an extra session on the wetland this week - 5th March.
Still a long way to go but it's looking better already!
At the beginning of March we started work on the wetland area. We coppiced trees and collected material for future hedging jobs.
The overflow gully from the long canal was opened up to encourage water flow - great work, Jerry!
One of our tasks is to clear competing vegetation from around newly-colonising wetland plants.
An overgrown tree which was creeping in from the perimeter ...
... and part-way through it's 'haircut'.
Lovely day on the Reserve today - 27th February.
Some of the Friends did an extra session on 26th February - here's Kevin.
Common frog spotted by one of the volunteers.
One of the reasons for coppicing is that it allows light onto the ground, benefitting a range of flora and fauna.
A great turnout today! We split into socially distanced teams and worked on coppicing, path laying and removing old barbed wire - 23rd February.
Ian and Maisie tackling some barbed wire in Beanhill Brook - 23rd February.
Lisette collecting the old farm fencing by Admaston Bridge.
Well done everyone.
Some of the Friends and a team from Small Woods planting a further 180 oak saplings - 22nd February. Great work everyone!
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