The Great North Ride

Below some Before and After photographs of the Great North Ride.  3 Months Work.

Great North Ride

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Transect Results for 2014

Below the Transect Results for 2014 also a bar chart showing the best rides

The photograph show the work we have done on the Great North Ride – “Serious Rides”

GRAFTON Wood Analysis 2014

Serious Rides

Serious Rides

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New Year Starts Well

Work Party continues to work on the Great North Ride.  Still very small turn out on Sundays.

Simon P organised the Brow Hairstreak egg count in the orchard – Egg numbers down but most of the hedges had been flailed.  Tony Simpson found a rather colourful bug Corizus hyoscyami see pic.

Corizus hyoscyami

Corizus hyoscyami

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The Christmas Lunch

Leaving the fires burning the gang retired to the village hall for Miriam’s venison casserole and mince pies.

Many thanks to all the volunteers for the help at Grafton this year.

Keep the fires burning

Keep the fires burning

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A Large Mammal and a Fungus

At the work party on Wednesday Dave Ward and Nick Williams came to help with the chainsawing as I am on half power!!!

Nick found an interesting fungus Encoelia furfuracea. and on the way back to the church we found a Hedgehog – this is the first I have found in Grafton in the 17 years we have been working there.

The Christmas Lunch is at the Village Hall next Wednesday 1:00pm- All Volunteers Welcome.

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Encoelia furfuracea

Encoelia furfuracea

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Small Mammal Survey

We have added to our data of small mammals this year with a survey by Alison Griffith.  Small mammals are trapped recoded and released over a period and the results tabulated.  This has been done 3 times at Grafton and the results are shown below.

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Slash and Burn

Despite the loss of the chainsaw operator due to injury the Graftonians continue on cutting the “Great North Ride”

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