Despite (or maybe because of) beautiful weather, we had a low turnout of volunteers today. Nevertheless, we continued laying previously coppiced timber as path edging, fixed with similarly coppiced posts, the latter being driven in either side of the path edging and angled to form a cross over the top. As agreed at the March FoSW meeting, we did not fix with wire and staples (as in the past); instead, we ensured the posts were well driven into the ground and will be relying on the crossed posts to limit vandalism.
In addition, the new leaflet holder was fixed to the ladder board at the Wheatcroft entrance; the Tree ID sheets have been changed (from winter to summer); the 10th Anniversary notice posted on the notice board, and; David brought up a barrow load of gravel and placed the gravel towards the southern end of the central path.
The weather was fine and mild with sunny intervals. After the cold and wet start to the year, we noted that with the improved weather over the last week or so, the flora have burst into life, with bluebell (mainly native) and lesser celandine particularly prevalent.
Deputy work party coordinator