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work party 26/06/2017

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Once again pleasant conditions. The main task was trimming encroaching vegetation from the sides of some of the paths. For this purpose we were pleased to have the loan of 3 scythes from Notts Wildlife Trust, Skylarks, along with support and instruction from Nick Mills. We were able to cover the whole of the main path quite quickly and had time to do the northern half of the western path. Apart from being quick and efficient, scythes prove to be a quiet and environmentally friendly solution to this annual task. Thanks to Nick and to Katie Last of NWT for their support.

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work party 28/05/2017

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Annual Report 2017

The Friends of Sharphill Wood Annual Report 2017 is below and will be finalised at the AGM on 09/05/2017.
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dawn chorus walk 30/04/2017

A dawn chorus walk took place today, led by John Elwell and accompanied by Mike Rivett from the Friends plus 10 members of the public. Starting from Peveril Drive at 06.00, we walked round by the hedge leading to the back of the cemetery, then up to the wood, down the western path to the southern gate, stopping to admire the Bluebells and the Early Purple Orchids. We returned through the Wheatcroft gate, along the main path and back down the hill. We managed to avoid the worst of the easterly wind, and otherwise the weather was fine. As hoped, there were plenty of birds singing, and we caught sight of quite a few including Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. The prize for the most vocal species had to go to Wren, which seemed to be singing everywhere.

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work party 23/04/2017

During fine weather today, 8 of us climbed the hill and spent the morning doing useful things at the Wood. We were particularly delighted to welcome Ron for his first work party with us.

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work party 26/03/2017

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work party 26/02/2017

The weather today was fine but quite windy, particularly later on, and ground conditions were quite muddy in places. We were delighted to be joined by 11 Meadow Covert scouts accompanied by leaders Grant, Dan and Simon.

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work party 22/01/2017

Richard  E kindly led the work party today in my absence and provided the following report.

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For the first Work Party of 2017, we had a good attendance (14). The weather was very cold with lightly frozen ground at the start, but fine and clear; the frozen ground soon thawed to facilitate the day’s work.

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