Here we go again!

Last Sunday brought the first task of the new work ‘season’. A great group of volunteers battled with this year’s phenomenal bracken, bramble and gorse growth.

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Of course there was a fire and good progress was made towards linking previously cleared areas. We were also joined by three teenagers that are doing their Duke of Edinburgh awards and have chosen The Lynchmere Society for their volunteer task which means they will take part on a regular basis.

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One way of ‘manhandling’ the cleared vegetation – if you have a fork and the muscle!

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What is it?

The other day I spotted this while walking on the Common

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I first thought it was a long piece of cigarette ash but after bit of poking about I found that the mystery object consists almost entirely of pieces of ants.

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I think it is Green Woodpecker droppings as they feed extensively on ants. If anyone has a better idea please let us know.