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Northmoor Trust

2nd working Party

at Thrupp Lake

23rd April 2010

 
 

 

 
 

A lovely sunny day saw a number of volunteers at Thrupp Lake to meet Melati Granucci to carry on with the site tidying and take note of site damage.

For instance, the fence along the BOAT landed up in Tuckwells pond - it was recovered by Tuckwells staff and returned to Sandles back yard to be refitted at a later date.

The other half of the fence is still in Thrupp Lake because it was not able to be recovered without proper equipment.

The working party identified potential sites for bird hides in company with Northmoor Trust ornithologist Mike Rogers.

As work started on removing the fence from the old tennis court, Evan Harris arrived with his LibDem entourage.  Always keen for a photo, several were taken, which can be seen on the news page on the Radley Village Website.

Just as things were getting underway, a birds' nest was discovered so work was stopped.  The working party moved to another part of the site, and started clearing brambles only to find another birds nest, freshly made, and this stopped work here too.

After lunch, a greylag goose and his mate arrived with their ten goslings.  The hoovered up the crumbs left from lunch and then took off into the water.  A delightful sight and an end to a glorious day in the sunshine with some companiable and entertaining volunteers.

Date of next working party

Friday 28th May 2010

Friday 16th July 2010

Friday 27th August 2010

Friday 8th October 2010

Friday 19th November 2010


Meet outside gate at Sandles building at 10.00.  on site from 10.00am until 3.00pm - you can come for an hour or more, or the whole day if you wish.

Tools will be provided but please wear appropriate clothing and bring a packed lunch if you would like to stay for the whole day.

Unfortunately, there are currently no toilet facilities at Thrupp Lake.

Contact Melati Granucci with any questions. Melati.Granucci@northmoortrust.co.uk

So, if you feel like a bit of fresh air and exercise with good convivial company and in beautiful surroundings, this is the place to come.  Even if you are not very physically active, there will be small jobs which can be undertaken to lend a hand and the help every volunteer brings is very much appreciated.


 
     
     
 

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