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Such Fun!

December 10, 2010

By Becky, SAS

On a cold Friday morning the Supersquad set off for a pond adventure. They drove to a secret location on a farm some where between Shaftsbury and Gillingham. Along the track down to the farm was a lovely old twisty oak tree which we all admired as we passed, but unfortunately didn’t look closely enough at; Steve O later on told us when he’d driven past they spotted a Little Owl in the hole.

Teenie, tiny Little Owl

The plan for the day was to clear the bramble and other vegetation from around the south side of the ponds on the farm. This is to allow more sunlight into the ponds to make them more suitable for Great Crested Newts, which can be found in other ponds in the area.

Now a happy unshaded pond

There were many ponds to clear, but the squad, Neil, Steve, Rachel and 2 other volunteers raced through the clearance of them. By the end of the day we’d cleared the vegetation from around 4 ponds!

Heroes vs blackthorn

This is a perfect opportunity to introduce the newest member of the team – Sonny. Ruby’s little puppy, he’s been coming out to play with us for a few weeks now, which for some members of the squad means that they don’t do quite so much work.

John temporarily takes over kangaroo duties from Becky

A very enjoyable and rewarding day was had by all, and made all the more better by tasty soup made by Rachel,  a massive tin of biscuits provided by Christina, and lots of fires to keep everyone warm

All still smiling at the end of the day - success!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Rachel permalink
    December 22, 2010 10:41 am

    Who’s up for doing it all again in January? I need to up the cake quota next time though!

  2. Steve permalink*
    December 22, 2010 11:05 am

    Cake? Cake? Count me in – if I can get away from the chains that keep me in the Office that is!

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