Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Volunteering for the Wildlife Trust (29th October)

Another day of volunteering with the Wildlife Trust as part of my Environmental Science degree.  Our task for the day was to remove as much Cherry Laurel as possible from a local woodland as it was now choking the life out of all the other native species.  The dense canopy and acidic nature of the plant is unfavorable to the rest of the native species so naturally, we resorted to practical work once again sawing and lopping the trees down.  Unfortunately, due to the very fact that most of the native species had been out-competed  not a lot of birds were of note except 2 Siskin Carduelis spinus flying over and 2 Raven Corvus corax briefly glimpsed through the canopy whilst cronking overhead.

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