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13 March 2012

Clearwell Meend

Grid Ref SO581087



A really foggy day so we could not see the views! Once again, we split into two groups with some clearing the ponds at the top of the hill and others removing scrub and brush from the limestone plateau. We had the help of a couple of forest rangers to do the chain sawing and the strimming and we followed behind to clear up after them.







The pond had a lot of new growing willow and alder sourrounding it which we took out.





This Mallards nest was found in the soggy moss on the pond. Unfortunately, the eggs were stone cold and there was not a duck around pestering us to leave it alone. There is a possibility that it was a nest from last year but the eggs looked too clean and new. We covered it up and left it.






The fire burnt brightly all day as we had a lot of dry grass and bramble to furnace it with!

















































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