Spring has nearly sprung!

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Michael King, Stuart Howard and Eddie Hunter. Three new, very welcome, Wednesday volunteers.

Michael King, Stuart Howard and Eddie Hunter. Three new, very welcome, Wednesday volunteers.

I think Wilf is very pleased to have some more male colleagues, as he was the only one among nine women volunteers on Wednesdays. I have a suspicion that there will be some male/female competition and banter in the future.

We were working along the top of the lake today, a beautiful, sunny, warm day with hundreds of birds on the lake. The main attraction with the children on half term was the two adult swans with their three fully-grown cygnets. The cygnets haven’t lost their brown colouring but are a big as their parents. I wonder what will happen when the parents have a new family in the early summer. Usually the cygnets have gone at this stage.

General end of winter work, cutting down ferns, taking out dead formium leaves, cleaning out grasses, picking up fallen branches and hoping we weren’t going to slip into the lake. Bulbs coming up everywhere, early cherry trees coming into blossom, rhododendrons flowering, what a place to be working on a Spring day.

Jill

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