For those members not heading off to the Derbyshire moors on the first of this year’s club meets, the alternative is to come and help out at this month’s work party at the Jim Mart reserve. The accumulated ash in the fire-pit needs to be shovelled up and away, an area of cut grass needs a second raking to lift any remaining litter, and we need to rake leaves from the length of the west ditch that wasn’t completed last month. There are other general tidying jobs to do, but there will be time to watch the frogs ‘in action’ and generally soak up the sights and sounds of spring.
To help at the work party, meet at the reserve on Saturday, 19th March at 9:30 am. We will finish around lunchtime. All members are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Please wear appropriate work clothes, stout shoes, boots or wellies, and thorn-proof gardening gloves or equivalent.
Organised work parties take place at the Jim Mart reserve on the morning of the third Saturday in every month, except in December. For further information about the reserve visit the Jim Mart NR pages on the Ogston Bird Club website, or contact Peter Faulkner by email (email@example.com) or on 0784 214 8888 nearer the date.