You may recall that last Monday was the first winter work party at Lyndon. It was very well attended by our brilliant team of volunteers. The job was a bit of a dirty one – clearing the excess vegetation out of the muddy channels in front of Waderscrape hide. Yesterday, the Lyndon work party team tackled the rest of the reeds!
The team did a superb job, and didn’t mind getting wet and muddy again in order to do it! Thank you everyone for your hard work!
The other job yesterday was to improve the vista from Waderscrape hide, by removing some of the Willow trees that were impeding the view to the right of the hide. Some of the smaller trees were taken out with bowsaws last week, but the larger trees remained, so Lloyd wielded his chainsaw and felled the larger Willow. Some of it was laid out in the water, in order to create a brilliant marginal wetland habitat! The view has much improved now from Waderscrape, so much so that both of the large dead trees can be seen clearly.
Of course, the team were rewarded for their efforts with another of Paul Stammers’ excellent homemade soups!
All of the above photographs were taken by Paul Stammers.