Nature has gone wild at the reserve since last month’s work party, so there are plenty of (relatively easy) jobs needing some input – typically trimming back the green stuff where it threatens to swamp out our carefully nurtured young saplings or to engulf members on safari. It isn’t all about work though, June is a great time for leaning on a spade looking at the abundant wildlife such as the voracious larva of the Brimstone and a variety of flying Carpets. You might even be lucky enough to see the odd Black Snipe fly.
Meet at the reserve on Saturday 21st June at 9:30 am. We will finish around lunchtime.
All members are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Please wear appropriate work clothes, stout shoes, boots or wellies, and gardening gloves or equivalent. Appropriate tools to bring, though some are available, would be a spade, hand clippers / shears, and a rake.
Organised work parties take place at the Jim Mart reserve on the morning of the third Saturday in every month, except in December. For further information visit the Jim Mart NR pages on the Ogston Bird Club website https://ogstonbirdclub.co.uk/ , or contact Peter Faulkner by email ([email protected]) or by telephone (0784 214 8888).