This week at the Nature Trail we had a slightly larger group so we decided to split us into two teams, myself, Maria, Elizabeth and Rich started down on the beginning of the trail where we began to cut back all trees and get rid of the weeds, we also cleared a spot beside the shed ready for a wood delivery.
Tash, Emma, Jon and Sophie did the same up on the big hump clearing away all the rubbish and dead wood. After, everyone grabbed some Pringles tubes which we had laid out the day before and took them up to the camp. The tubes had been placed on the trail and covered with paint so that we could see if any creatures had walked on them and left footprints.
After we had our lunch we all grabbed a couple of tubes each and had a look to see if there were any footprints. We found some but were not too sure what they were, so we numbered them and brought them back. It was nice to see the trail all tidied up after we'd finished and all our hard worked paid off, this week I asked Rich a few questions on how his day went and this is what he said.
How did I find today and what did I enjoy?
Really enjoyed working at the fold today and taking advantage of the sun! What I enjoyed most about today is that everyone was more organised, everyone were put into different groups so it gave different opportunities for the volunteers to learn new skills. It means also everyone gets to communicate with the whole group and have a laugh.
Did I learn anything and what aspects did I like and dislike?
My role today was cutting back and tidying up on the nature trail, this involved pruning and clearing out branches and nettles to encourage healthy growth and flowering. It was a satisfying experience to see our progress at the end of the day, our work today helped in making more room and light for the plants. In previous trips, I disliked the lack of organisation but this week, everyone talked to each other and kept each other motivated which made the whole day productive and fun.
~ Ryan and Rich at the Nature Trail
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