This month’s work party will again gather in the enclosed garden area (Cyril’s Patch) to continue reducing the volume of Hogweed and other undesired vegetation that has sprung up there.
To help out at the work party, meet at the reserve on Saturday, 15th August, 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. We will be working with Hogweed and, whilst it is not the Giant Hogweed, nevertheless, long-sleeved clothing and eye protection remain sensible precautions. Insect repellent is also recommended at this time of year. Appropriate tools to bring, although some are available, would be a spade or sturdy garden fork and a rake or pitchfork.
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 visit the Jim Mart NR pages on the Ogston Bird Club website http://www.ogstonbirdclub.co.uk/ , or contact Peter Faulkner by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (0784 214 8888).