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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wed 2nd July 2014 - The Priory, Carisbrooke.

 Pyramidal Orchid

 White Plume Moth

Sue's Photographs.

Carrie's Photographs.

Although we were working at The Priory (in the walled garden) earlier this year, it has been many years since we have had anything to do in the adjacent field.The sycamore trees that were close to the boundary wall had grown to a height where they were a threat to the brickwork and so had to be cut down. We tried, where possible, to make sure that we didn't damage any of the surrounding wild flowers or nettles as this field is a wonderful haven for butterflies and insects. All the cut material was carefully made into nature friendly piles in the hope that they will form protection for small animals or insects. As we had a really excellent turn-out for this session, some of the team decided to return to the walled garden and continue the work we started back in April. Many thanks to the staff at the Priory for supplying us with cold water to drink, it was much appreciated after hard work in the baking sun. By the end of the session all the troublesome trees had been cut down so the wall should, once again, be safe for another few years to come!

Many thanks to Sue, Carrie and Mark for the photographs this week.

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