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To look at the Isle of Wight Green Gym web page (contains details of sessions etc) please use the following link :- www.iwgreengym.org.uk.

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If you would like to leave us any comments then please use this link iwgreengym@gmail.com

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wed 11th July 2018 - Barncourt Farm, Wroxall. GG # 743.

Bob's Photographs.

Down...deep in the jungle...something stirs..!
(and yes, he is standing up!)


"You have missed one....over there.."


Tea break - note the clear blue sky.


No shortage of HB to pull here..!

This week Team GG continued their summer onslaught against the dreaded Himalayan Balsam - by visiting Wroxall stream to the east of Barncourt Farm. Many thanks to the farmer who allowed us to park in the field adjacent to the site. Before tea break we concentrated our efforts to the fields on either side of the far southern end of the stream, just before where the holiday camp starts. Sometime previously, someone has mechanically cut this area so we worked our way though, picking off the ones that had been missed or that had grown recently. It was noticed that the HB had grown somewhat differently this year with thicker stems and more leaves closer to the ground....perhaps due to the lack of rainfall over recent weeks? After tea break we focused on the field to the north of where we had parked. As can be seen from the photographs above, there were some dense pockets of this pesky plant but, in general, there seemed to be far less than we have pulled in previous years. The day started cloudy but by the time we got around to having tea, the clouds had gone and it was bright blue sky once again. Well done to all those who attended.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Wed 4th July 2018 - Watershoot Bay, Niton. GG # 742.

Mark's Photographs.







Alison's Photographs.



Two photos of ammonites (found on the beach).

We had 26 people picking this week here on our MCS Adopted Beach. Large number of smaller fragments collected, on this, our 11th year. So less bags filled but an equally if not even more important job of removing these easily ingested plastic pieces from the habitat.

Many thanks to Alison and Mark for their contributions this week.