Today marks the end of my first week as a Residential Volunteer at Fairburn Ings and St. Aidan’s nature reserve.
I will be spending 6 months (Sept-March) as a residential volunteer; shadowing the Intern and Assistant Warden. Maintaining the reserves, expanding/building paths and doing my bit for nature.
I’ve also had a crack at identifying moths caught in moth traps, it’s much more difficult than birds and my book really doesn’t do some species justice.
- Path Making
- Laying down a membrane, topping with limestone rubble and then a finer top layer
- Spazzling (or using a spazzle?)
- Brush Clearing
- Raking mostly
- Cutting shrubby Willow
- Filling in holes/ditches/trenches
- Filling up bird feeders
- Red Kite
- Greater Spotted Woodpecker
- Willow Tit
- Burnished Brass (Moth)
- Frosted Orange (Moth)