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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Wed 23rd May 2018 - Dickson's Copse, Dodnor, Newport. GG # 736.

Terry's Photographs.

Adjacent to where we working today.

The pre-session briefing.

Work starts on the pathway drainage scheme.

Clearing back the undergrowth.

New steps - part one.

Tea in the sun...!

Site clearance for the new seating feature.

New steps - part two.

Temporary pathway repairs by the pond.

New steps - part one - after completion.

Caterpillar of a Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing moth.

Caterpillar of a Lackey moth.

This week we were back down at Dickson's Copse which is just off Stag Lane at Newport. Apparently, there is to be a seat come cycle rack sculpture installed when the path to the mill pond meets the cycle track - overlooking the old cement mills site. To enable them to do a proper ground survey, we were asked to clear the area of all undergrowth, rocks, litter etc. Other members of Team GG went off to continue the footpath drainage work that we started here last session and to build two flights of steps on the steeper parts of the woodland walk. We also did some temporary repairs to waterlogged area of the path, adjacent to the pond. All in all a very "energetic" session as the materials and tools had to be wheelbarrowed a considerable distance through the woods...! Unlike several of our last visits here, when we all got soaked to the skin in the rain, the weather was glorious with sun throughout. A well attended session in spite of the somewhat distant parking arrangements.
The GG AGM was held at the Stag Inn following the work session.

Many thanks to Terry for taking this week's photographs.

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