Friday, February 24, 2017

Doris did a bit of damage around the park

Spent the day volunteering in the park to deal with the fallen trees after storm Doris passed through yesterday. This Willow was the biggest challenge of the day (both pictures by Danny Fellman):

Before

After
It was due for pollarding on Monday but unfortunately Doris got there first!

This one took three of us about 3 hours to clear up. There was another one further along the path but that was a bit easier to deal with so the path along the river is fully accessible now.

Earlier we cleared a smaller Willow which had fallen across the lake side path. A good days work if i do say so myself!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Herons nesting at Priory

The Heronry has gotten off to a good start this year with one pair already on eggs and another two pairs taking up residence. On Monday there was also a seventh heron hanging around. The 2 pairs on the east side of the spit are easily viewable from the east side of the Finger lakes. Keep an eye on the comings and goings throughout the breeding season. If you want to know more why not join the guided walk on Sunday morning (26th). Meet outside the visitor centre at 9am.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017