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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wed 23rd Aug 2017 - Millennium Green, Ryde. GG # 699.

Terry's Photographs.

Loading up the pack mules.

In transit to the work site.

"And today we will be……"

Some pre-cut branches.

Work starts up in "butterfly meadow".

Building the new boundary.

Trimming back along the numerous pathways.

Tea time.

Hay making?

More hedging material.

Migrant Hawker dragonfly.

Due to Island Roads carrying out road works in the area, we were unable to drive the Green Gym van down to the Millennium Green site for this week's GG session. Having parked the van some distance away in Binstead Estate, we then had to load all the tools, tea etc into wheel-barrows and hike through the woods. A somewhat energetic start to the session..! Once we had all met up and been briefed as to what needed attention, we were soon spread out across the area and hard at work. With one team working up in what has become known as "butterfly meadow"and others trimming back the overgrown foliage then the remainder tackled a dead hedging job along the northern boundary. Since our last visit there had been some fallen trees that had been left piled up - so we cut and dragged this to where it could be built into a boundary barrier. It was mentioned (many times) that our last few visits to this venue had been a "little damp" but this time it remained dry throughout.  With everything looking well sorted, all that was left to do was wheel-barrow all the tools back to the van - phew…!

Many thanks to Terry for taking the photographs this week. Please DO NOT forget that next week is the 700th anniversary of GG here on the Island. What a milestone…!

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