Tag Archives: nature

Last workday until further notice…

Just managed to catch up with my emails and Sustrans are asking for no volunteering that involves social interaction. We can do stuff on an individual basis, but not together. Dave, Marcus and Paul made it this week and we … Continue reading

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All About the Violet

We used to have loads of Common Dog Violets in this area. Unfortunately, we have let the ivy get out of control and it has stopped just about everything else growing. It’s a lot harder to get the stuff up … Continue reading

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It feels like, another workday – another bench…

The aim is to get a bench in every 500 meters or so. It just gives people the chance to sit down and enjoy the surroundings. The benches are designed to be quite short because we don’t want groups of … Continue reading

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More Benches

What a day!! Humping 20kg bags of postfix down a slippy and muddy path is no fun… But Marcus, Reece and myself persevered to make a new bench area around a small pond. We are putting them in too deep, … Continue reading

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New Bench

It seems like an age just talking about it, but this week Marcus, Reece and myself finally got a new bench in. A little bit of background – benches placed between this area and Berrybanks have suffered from vandalism, theft … Continue reading

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We Are Now Squirrel-Proof!

Thanks to a fantastic Father-in-Law, John, we have squirrel-proof feeders and can now offer fat-balls and peanuts. This will save us a lot of money in fat-balls. I just need to remember to bring the right food for them now. … Continue reading

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Putting our mark on the Earth

Well, we did that alright. To plant a tree for the next generation or two to enjoy, is a good thing. Kerrie, David, Marcus and Paul planted about 55 tree saplings. It is pretty cool to think about how we … Continue reading

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Taking Green to the Extreme!

We have been keeping this path clear, open and as a nice nature-walk for about ten years now. We have had a lot of people pass through, joining work parties for a few weeks, a few months, a few years, … Continue reading

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Basecamp Operational

With the forecast rain, I thought it would be a good idea to put up some cover. Thankfully Marcus and Aaron came along to assist. As it happened, the monsoon held off until the afternoon! It’s always good fun to … Continue reading

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New Month – New Mission

Aaron, Marcus, Reece, Dave and myself got back to basics this week at the bird-feeder clearing.   We cleared out all the encroaching scrub and plants that had gone over from the summer. We’re a bit late in the year to … Continue reading

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