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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wed 30th Jan 2019 - Dodnor Creek LNR, Newport. GG # 770.

Terry's Photographs.

Where it was all happening on Wednesday morning..!

Mark's Photographs.

Mark's Editorial.
2018 was certainly a busy year in Dickson's Copse, it saw our group working there under the Gift to Nature project 'Dodnor Rediscovered', as part of the investment and improvement in access to heritage in the area. We made numerous visits - see last year's blog pages - trimming paths, installing draining pipes and drains, steps, laying crushed limestone etc etc. It was good therefore to return in the winter to see how effective our labours had been. Thankfully it seems we'd made a good job of it!
The morning was bright but cold. Today's task was to work on a hazel coupe and also on lower ground within the willow carr, coppicing the trees to allow light in and the lower vegetation to have a chance to thrive. All to improve biodiversity. We split the group into two and set about the task.
It was quite a job remaining upright in amongst the willow, the Parkhurst Stream, although only trickling past today, flows through the valley out to Dodnor Creek and the mud and hollows made the job difficult ... but we like a challenge.

Many thanks to Mark and Terry for the photographs..and to Mark for the editorial.

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