Monday, 29 November 2010


Getting the fire started, early in the day.
Those wonderful people called the Wolverhampton National Trust Conservation Volunteers paid Wenlock Edge another visit on Sunday. The job involved clearing scrub from some small quarries and a grassy ride so that wildflowers and butterflies will benefit. With temperatures of about minus 6 in the morning the lighting of the fire was certainly welcome. The group worked really well as always and had soon cleared a large area, by lunchtime it became apparent that they were going to exceed my expectations of how much they would achieve, easily.
The sun shone and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, it was an absolutely stunning day to be outside, even better to be outside doing something that will benefit wildlife.
Nearly done, looking much better.
Most of the scrub was Blackthorn and therefore it was very prickly and difficult to seperate as it had all become entwined, it didn't take us long though to complete the section and link it up with an area that had previously been cleared by our Tuesday volunteers.
This was very satisfying and all that was left to do was pack up as we enjoyed a wonderful sunset.
Thankyou to all who attended and i look forward to seeing you in a few weeks.

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