Fencing and gates

It’s Spring so our Volunteers leave the woodlands behind them and venture out into the wide-open expanses of our marshes and commons. We leave the woodlands to the birds to re-populate their species in peace and quiet. So, on a beautiful Spring Thursday (14th March) our volunteers could be found huddling under a tree to escape the heavy rain. Matt asked if we wanted to stay and suggested an early tea break while we considered our options. Continue reading Fencing and gates

A Few Faggots More

We didn’t quite finish our tasks at Swardeston Common in January when we cleared the blackthorn and pollarded the willow. The final stand of willows was pollarded by a school group led by Matt D and left to be turned into faggots at a later date. Well, that later date arrived last Friday 15th (aka the Ides of March) when a small but perfectly formed group of Volunteers (Keith, Liz, Robert and me) and Matt H met at Swardeston Common to finish off. Continue reading A Few Faggots More