Excellent turn out this morning for the first work party of our 20th season. Some fine coppicing and expert dead hedge weaving was in evidence. Re-visiting where we started 20 years ago.
Burrow Contractors completed the final (?) part of the drainage project today down at the lower footbridge.
Today we made a start on planting nearly 200 hazel whips.
Planted in groups of three to give a little more initial impact.
The 2019 nest box survey kicked off today with Robin doing sterling work up the ladder. Mike's coloured wool experiment came up trumps showing that blue tits definitely prefer red wool over black for their nest lining.
Mike Saynor, Colin Melhuish - HCCV Joint Co-ordinators