Our task today was to coppice the silver birch trees around the edge of The Octagon Pond and strimming grass on the hill side up towards the Banquetting Hall.
The idea behind the coppicing was to improve the vista and to create "basking areas" for the elusive grass snakes.
|Steve and Tracy sawing.|
|Johnny and Bruce Strimming.|
Whilst on the hillside Phil Younger pointer out a small hollow where a roe deer had been lying down chewing the cud.
|The Goblet - Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis|
After finishing the coppicing the team began raking up the grass cuttings on the hillside.
|Some of The Team at Work|
We had our lunch in the Bird Hide and were entertained by a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers which were taking seed from a bird feeder and then drilling it into a hole on a tree stump where they could access it at a later date.
|Drilling the hole|
|Taking the Seed.|
|Filling the hole.|