I can see clearly now the Willow’s gone

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!

Hard at work

Hard at work

Clearing reeds

Clearing reeds

Almost finished

Almost finished

 

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!

Working with a smile

Working with a smile

Happy volunteers

Happy volunteers

 

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.

Lloyd felling the Willow

Lloyd felling the Willow

The view slowly improves

The view slowly improves

The view now the Willow has gone

The view now the Willow has gone

 

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.