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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Wed 10th Nov 2021 - Medina Park, Whippingham. GG # 860.

Terry's Photographs. 

Surveying the task.

Work gets underway.

A common frog.

Bat box construction.

Doing well..!

A Smooth Newt.

Common Toad

Assembling the bat boxes and finished items.

One MUCH tider pond...!

Not only did we have a new pace to work at this week but the job itself was a little "unusual"😀. Mark's email directions were spot on so, after parking up along Folly Lane we all congregated around the focus of our task....the pond. Prior to our arrival the lowest level had been drained of water to give us access to the dense plant life that was to be removed. To enable water plants to stay fixed in moving water they develop extensive deep roots which makes them notorious to pull up...these were no exception and certainly put up a good fight..! The other problem with pond work is making sure that you don't puncture or damage the liner. The shrubs around the pond area had become somewhat overgrown so they were treated to a tidy up "haircut".

Because we had more people than could be safely be deployed in the pond, Mark had come up with an alternative job ....manufacturing bat boxes.

As can be seen from the photos above, this was a well attended meeting and although the sky was grey, the temperature remains well above the seasonal average for November.

Many thanks to Terry for the photographs.

Historical Note.

Some details of the factory which still exists (but somewhat dilapidated..!) behind part of the Caravan Park.

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