On the rather chilly morning of the 26th of January we had our first volunteer meet of the year. We set up base-camp in the usual spot in the meadow by the pond.
Our mission was to clear a paths through the pond area, litterpick and set up a bird feeding station in the garlic copse.
Bryn and Don did sterling work in building the bird feeding station. There was also a bird themed treasure-hunt. And in the base-camp a table for making bird feeding balls out of seed and lard. These were later hung up at the bird feeding station.
Throughout the course of the day we had around 40 volunteers cutting their way through the brush by the pond and laying down woodchip to create new paths.
During a well deserved tea break Bryn gave us a wonderful lecture on the birds that inhabit the park. After the break Nilesh came up with the great idea of removing the bramble next to the private land. And this has really opened up the space.
A big thank-you to all the volunteers, especially those that were handing out the tea and biscuits. Those were much needed on such a chilly day. And another big thank-you to idverde for supplying the tools and the trailer. We got so much work done!
You can see what happened in the short video above. And the birds seem to be enjoying the feeding station.