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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Wed 7th Aug 2013 - Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve.

Mark's Photographs.

Carrie's Photograph.

Now we were all lulled into a false sense of security this week, when we saw that our visit to Alverstone Mead Nature Reserve required us to do some hay baling, now although this is normally hard work raking and rolling the bales into neat piles, it is very satisfying.  When were arrived at the meeting place, however, the warden told us that the hay baling had been done last week as the weather was so good.  So guess what folks - our exciting task for the day was.............. ragwort pulling!!!!!  Mind you we did clear at least two fields - one of which contained some highland cattle with very scary horns!!  While in their field we stacked the ragwort into a large pile, and when the cattle wandered in that direction one decided that he would use his horns to throw it in the air!!  So much for our nice neat pile, but he did look as if he was having fun.

Many thanks to Carrie for the photograph and editorial this week and to Mark for his photographs.

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