MCT Activities in January & February 2018

We finally got to the last day in February.  Mayfields was looking very wintery when Pam Brown caught the path, meadow and trees on camera for us.

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Another great session on 18th of February.   We managed more path restoration and took advantage of the warm 9-degree temperature to start sharpening the scythes ready for use in Spring.

A very useful Sunday p.m. volunteer session on 11th Feb, with Paul & Lesley Abbott joining Malcolm, Adam, Ellie and Pam.  Pam caught the other 5 on camera, enjoying the wintry sunshine.

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Adam, Mike and Malcolm started pruning guelder rose shrubs on Jan 28th while Louise and Pam picked up litter.  Malcolm managed to prune the adjacent rambler rose in the mild, dry weather 2 days later.  Then on 1st Feb., Adam, Mike, Dave Moore & Malcolm pruned the massively overgrown roses with a lot of dead twiggy wood at the rear of the Hobmoor Terrace houses.  We also made a start on restoring path width at one section of the main path.

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There won’t be a volunteer session on 21st January 2018 because of the snow.  Meanwhile to cheer you up instead, here’s a photo of the first of this year’s snowdrops starting to flower yesterday.  Its beside the path at the Little Hob Moor end

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Another volunteer session on Sunday 11th Jan.  Louise, Malcolm and Tim Shepherd treated the path network near Little Hob Moor with 11 bags of gravel where needed to get a safe surface.

Inspired perhaps by our well-attended AGM on January 9th in Dringhouses Library, Malcolm, Mike and Adam started the New year field work season on Thursday 11th Jan by improving the main path (making it less muddy for site users).  We were watched throughout by one of the Mayfields optimistic Robins (which Adam Caught on Camera.

We hope to do a bit more path work at 2 on Sunday afternoon (14th Jan 2018) at our regular volunteer session.  Any help would be gratefully welcomed.

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