July’s work party was a bit of a washout, yet one hardy soul did brave the deluge for the whole of the morning. So, this Saturday’s tasks read like a rerun of last month’s – pulling out cleavers (i.e. goose-grass), raking up the grass cuttings from the paths, trimming back overhanging branches from the hedges, and removing green algae from the bottom pond. In addition the current weather forecast suggests it will a good day for a bonfire.
Meet at the reserve on Saturday, 16th 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. The reserve has been unusually free of biting insects over the last couple of weeks, however it is worthwhile having some insect repellent to hand. Appropriate tools to bring, although some are available, would be hedge clippers/shears, loppers, pitchfork/garden fork, rake.
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).