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CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)
Wednesday, 24th May 2017
Barefoot's Copse, Tilehurst ~ Woodland maintenance

After a winter's coppicing at the site it had been agreed that we would return in the late spring to clear some of the heaps of excess brash left scattered about the copse by others along with the piles of garden waste dumped in the Vicarage Way Road entrance.

The dappled sunlight through the smoke haze seemed to portend some divine intervention in the task.

A male stag beetle discovered during the task .....

..... along with this bracket fungus.

By the end of the task much of the brash had been burnt and the garden waste and overgrowing vegetation cleared from the site entrance.

Inevitably a log pile had been created .....

..... whilst the route into the wood was now far more inviting.

Created: Monday, 29th May 2017
Photographs: Alan Stevens, David Hume