This week we were back at the Fold and Harry and I started the day by doing a bird survey up by the lake, it was very peaceful and such a lovely day and after we had finished running around the lake trying to identify a duck we went to join the rest of our team. We also had some lovely visitors come to join us. A group of teenagers from the National Citizenship Service http://www.ncstes.co.uk/ who came to make some bird and bat homes out of the wood we prepared last week, and also the good folk from the BBC came to film them. It was all very exciting.
When they arrived we had a round of introductions and then it was straight to work. Myself and Maria were banished to the other end of the nature trail to continue widening the path, while the rest of the group made some bird feeders up on top of the big hump using pop bottles. After they were all finished, the kids hung them up around the track. The next job on the agenda was for them to go to the porter cabin and start working on their bird and bat homes and then of course the film crew showed up.
Meanwhile, rolling in the mud, me and maria had finished widening the path and after we had our hazelnut cappuccino's and rocky bar's we moved on to our next job, creating a Hibernacula (winter home for creatures)down by the pond. We used some left over wood from last week and then filled it with bricks and then eventually some off cuts of carpet will go in, soon as its finished ill post a picture for you, hopefully it will attract some little guests.
Well the day was drawing to an end, the youth had finished and painted their animal homes in all sorts of fabulous colours and then they were put up to dry. I managed to have teeny chat with a couple of them and even help finish of a bat box, they seemed to have enjoyed them selves and I must say they were polite bunch. Oh, and I almost forgot to tell you, we had another visitor today, Robin Walker, our favourite politician. There’s nothing like the chance to be on telly to bring the big noises out to the nature trail, and he wore a suit and fine shoes. Anyway, It was time to say bye to our visitors and lets hope they return someday. Well that’s it from me for this week, night night.
~ Ryan at the Nature Trail
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