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Friday, August 17, 2012

Wed 15th Aug 2012 - Wetland Walk, Adgestone.

The first picture is from Mark - showing how wet this GG session was....!!!!!

Now I know it's been said that the sun always shines on the Green Gym, but this week was definitely an exception.  The plan was to do some hay baling at Alverstone Nature Reserve, and although the field has been cut the recent rain meant that the baling had to be postponed.  So we all decamped along to Adgestone, where the vegetation at the community orchard was in dire need of a cut back.  We all set to with slashers, shears and scythes, but it wasn't long before the rain became very persistent, so much so that we had to hang a tarpaulin over a couple of trees otherwise the teatime biscuits would have been decidedly soggy.  But perseverance was the order of the day and the rain did ease up after a time.  All the cuttings were stacked at the side of the site, and it certainly looked very much better at the end of the morning.

Many thanks to Carrie for the editorial & photographs. Below are some photographs taken on Wednesday by Eddie.  Can anyone identify the picture of the moth below (Eddie found it in his garden)?

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