This month’s work party is being co-ordinated by Paul Beard, who will be hoping for a turn-out to rival the attendance at his monthly bird walks. Many hands will make light work of the tasks, which will focus on keeping the paths clear and removing some of the Cleavers that are ‘decorating’ the young trees. A guided walk around the reserve is almost guaranteed to form a part of the morning’s attractions.
To help at the work party, meet at the reserve on Saturday, 16th July 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 gardening gloves or equivalent. Most tools are available on-site but bring along anything you think might help such as a sturdy rake or a pair of loppers. At this time of year insect repellent is recommended, particularly if it turns out to be a windless day.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or on 0784 214 8888 nearer the date.