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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wed 13th June 2012 - One Horse Field, Totland.

This Wednesday, Team GG were back at a site we have visited many times in the past, One Horse Field in Totland. The recent rain and a little sun (far too little..!) has allowed the bracken to engulf the lower part of this site so our major task was to pull up as much as possible. Others were working on the erection of two new site information boards and the pulling of Ragwort which, like the bracken, is an ongoing task. This week we had what seemed to be a particularly large turnout (the car park was full) and the showery weather was kind to us with the whole session staying dry.

Carrie's Nature Lesson

The recent wet weather has certainly brought out some of our wildlife, as this week's find (by Tony) illustrates. The image shows a banded snail (Cepaea Hortensis) which is found throughout the UK (except north Scotland) and grows up to 20mms tall.  It is active between March and October, the remainder of the year being spent in hibernation, and they feed on most vegetable matter.  They are found in hedgerows, gardens and field edges and the colour of the shell can be very variable, from plain to fully striped.

Many thanks to Carrie for the photographs and Nature Lesson.

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