The Friends of The Trap Grounds

News / Work Parties in October and November

Posted on 10th October, 2011

We have hired a tree surgeon to do some chain-saw work on the unsafe willows on the north bank of the big pond on Saturday 15th October.
We shall need help to drag logs out of the water (an opportunity to try out the waders that we’ve recently invested in) and to cut up smaller branches with bow saws. Tools will be provided, but please wear tough gloves and stout shoes or boots. Join us any time between 10 am and 1 pm. (We might also need some help in the afternoon, but before setting out please check by ringing me on 07879 488785.)

BIRD-HIDE PROJECT: Last Saturday we began work on the construction of a bird hide at the far end of the boardwalk that we installed last autumn. It was hard work but good fun, and we managed to install the main support posts. On Saturday 19th November
a team from Oxford Conservation Volunteers will return to install more posts and attach the brushwood screens. We would appreciate some extra help, any time between 10 am and 4 pm. Tools provided, but please wear thick gloves and stout shoes. Hot drinks provided, but bring sandwiches for the lunch break at around 1 pm.