The Harrier

Subtitle: The newsletter of Devon Birds

Volunteers needed SML Reed Cut Dates 2019

SOUTH MILTON RESERVE

REED CUT – JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

 

Each year, Devon Birds’ volunteers cut part of the reed bed in South Milton Ley to regenerate growth.  This year we are planning two cuts on the seaward side of the boardwalk, about halfway between the sewage works and the coast path.  The first cut will be on Sunday 20 January starting at 9.30am and the second on 3 February, also starting at 9.30am.

Our mechanical reed cutter greatly reduces the work of the volunteers but there is still plenty to be done by hand, gathering and burning the reeds.  There is a friendly atmosphere and an enjoyable few hours of physical work!  We usually finish around lunchtime.

Bring wellies, wear warm old clothes and if you have long-handled bagging hooks and/or rakes please bring them along as well.  Please bring your own refreshments.  We meet by the sewage works but if you are a bit late, the smoke will give away where we are working.  Please park in the field at the beginning of the cul-de-sac leading down to the sewage works.

If you are interested in helping with the reed cut, please contact Vic Tucker (01752 216887) or Nick Townsend (01548 560243 or email gillnickt@yahoo.co.uk ).

 

Reed cut January 2018


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