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CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)
Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Rushall Farm, Bradfield ~ Ride widening

Continuing our work opening the woodland's rides. On arrival (10:13) the start of the next section to be tackled was almost completely hidden by overhanging branches.



Requests from those for whom we do work are invariably treated with the seriousness they deserve.

Whatever happened to a shout of "Timber!"?


There's always time for a chat on issues ranging from health and safety to the correct use of tools.

While some material was burnt, some was also used to create habitat piles.

Material suitable for stakes and also binders was saved.

We were joined by John Bishop who is responsible for the woodland's management and whose wife had kindly provided two chocolate cakes .....

..... even the last slice of which had disappeared by the time the task finished.

At the end of the day (14:46) the start of the ride was looking significantly different.

Opening the rides allows more light into the woodland, increasing the range of plants and insects, such as the drab looper moth, which can thrive there.

Created: Friday, 30th June 2017
Photographs: Alan Stevens, Marcus Wheeler