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EuCAN Somerset volunteers - more pondwork at the Magdalen Centre, Winsham.


Our pond afterwards. click to enlarge image

This was our third visit to this inspirational centre in south Somerset. Our job was to continue to clear willow from round (and in) the pond and to remove elder and laurel from the slopes of a second pond. As usual a lovely day with a warm welcome, the first singing Blackcap of the year and a delicious lunch provided for us by the Centre. An enormous amount of rooted willow was pulled from the pond – a very satisfying day’s work with some of us getting muddier and wetter than others!


John in waders hauling out the rooted willows. Click to enlarge.

To see Malcolm Halfacre’s photos click here.