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18 October 2011

Woorgreen Lake Nature Reserve

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Continuing the task of tidying the island and the marshes at Woorgreens Lake whilst it is drained.

We managed to get over to the island quite easily this time as some planks were laid over the particularly boggy patches on the lake floor. The weather was really crisp and sunny which made the day even more glorious. The small, scrubby trees and some of the larger ones were to be removed although we left a few gorse bushes to provide shelter for the nesting birds in the spring. There is still some more work to be done to complete the tidying of the island but the sluice has now been closed so that the autumn rains can refill the lake.

The two team members who were taking birch and alder out of the surrounding marsh had the best sighting of the day! They saw six wild boar wander past them slowly foraging and they were only about 10 feet away from them. The photographer was far too late reaching them to take any images unfortunately!

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