Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Landscape Conservation Volunteers

We are unable to be at Gibside today, which is a shame as it’s another fine day. However, we have decided to publish some archive photographs to show the range of tasks we undertake.

 There is grass cutting:
Mike with Mower

And raking of grass cuttings.
The Team at Work 

Digging and Pruning
Removing a Tree Trunk

We sometimes help out at other National Trust Properties, such as when we helped with cutting back gorse bushes at Craster, and also when we went to Cherryburn (see earlier blog).

Cutting back gorse bushes at Craster
Burning the gorse prunings
We never miss an opportunity for a tea break.

Break Time
During the spring and summer months we are also involved with undertaking wildlife surveys around the estate.
Brickfield Pond 
There are many ponds to survey.

Dipping Pond - Warren Haugh

Note Taking - West Wood Pond
We have even done surveys at night - for bats and newts.

Newt Survey

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