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Bench Replacement a Strimming October 2010

Photographs by: Peter Land

On 25th October we had coffee and doughnuts and supervised the replacement of the oak bench.
The original bench was only installed in May 2007, but deteriorated quickly. The installer replaced it, suggesting that the wood had come from a diseased tree.

It was such a nice Autumn day that we returned with sandwiches to strim some of the grass.
The weather in the following weeks was poor, so by December, half of the grass remained uncut under very heavy early snow.

Small Creatures 2010

Photographs by: Peter Land

We set traps for small mammals on two evenings in August, and also looked for insects.

Like last year we used two types of trap, transparent plastic and aluminium. These were stocked up with bedding and food for the night.

2009 Diary

  • Sunday 20th, Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd September: Grass cutting with our new strimmer at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • 3rd-7th August: Small mammal trapping at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Wednesday 20th May: Hampshire Wildlife Trust at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Monday 18th May: Annual General Meeting at the Wildlife Conservation Area.  2009 Minutes (pdf)
  • Sunday 22nd March: ‘Green Gym’: Working party at the Wildlife Conservation Area.
  • Sunday 8th March: Working party at the Wildlife Conservation Area.

Mowing September 2009

Photographs by: Peter Land

This year we bought a new Kawasaki petrol-engined strimmer. We tried out cutting the hay in the meadow area with this, though it did not get done until late September.

Mammal Trapping 2009

Photographs by: Peter Land

We set traps for small mammals on several evenings in August.

Two types of trap were tried, well stocked with bedding and food – including grass, hazelnuts and blackberries from the site. These included transparent plastic and aluminium boxes, with trap doors with a simple trip mechanism.