Grafton in April…..

Whats happening at Grafton Wood in the first week in April

Rain – Over 50mm in the last week.

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Flowers are coming out Pussy Willow, Colts Foot and Early Dog Violet

The last job clearing the glade at the top of the north ride.

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The Last Work Party……..

Wednesday was the last work party of this season 2017/18. Isn’t it great when a plan comes together – the work achieved is shown on the map below,  Almost what we set out to do.

38 Work Parties at Grafton with 1166 Man Hours. The last day was rather wet and miserable but again we cleared the glade at the top of the north ride.

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Spring is here…….

The first Chiffchaffs today at Grafton – at least 3, more Brimstone’s and Commas too.  Early flowers are out despite the snow of last week.

Robin is helping with the chainsawing – glad to see that he knows about heath and safety.

 

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Sunshine and Brimstones

Wednesday work party saw warm sunshine and Brimstones while the volunteers work on the ride edges.

BUT by Sunday the work that we did was covered with snow!!!!

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Three weeks to go….

Only three work parties left for the season at Grafton so Dave W took a team photograph… or did he!!!!

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More Snow

The second fall of snow this winter.  The birds are finding it hard, Redwing and Fieldfare are coming into my garden which is very unusual so I have been putting out fruit which they love.  The Redwing are foraging under the oak trees in the wood.

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Volunteers

There are volunteers and enthusiasts.  Despite the weather today with subzero temperatures and snow 4 volunteers still worked at Grafton BUT we do hope for better weather next week.

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