Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Week

It’s been a long tradition that Grafton Work Parties don’t stop for Christmas, so on Sunday Trevor B and John T when and cut down some trees on the coppice plot. Meanwhile Mike Williams and others when and did the Brown Hairstreak egg count in the… Continue reading

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Christmas WORK Party

Most groups of friends have Christmas Parties at this time of year. At Grafton we slip in the word WORK. We never miss the opportunity to get some coppicing done. So despite the weather a gang turned up for the day. Miriam prepared a Venison Casse… Continue reading

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Just a big thank you to Mike

If you have ever been to a work party at Grafton then you will have met Mike Gee. Mike has been a volunteer at Grafton right from the earliest days in 1998. He very seldom misses a Wednesday work party and has been one of our greatest supporters o… Continue reading

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Good News

After a few phone calls today I think we will have a felling licence by Wednesday. Don’t forget the Venison lunch on the 19th December. I saw the first Woodcock of the winter today, Continue reading

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Two Coppice Plots complete – is ths a record?

It’s the second week in December and we have completed 2 Ha of coppicing at Grafton plus all the rides are mowed and a large patch of blackthorn has been managed. The access has been so bad that we have had to use wheelbarrows to get the tools and… Continue reading

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