Today we were working at another new site for the Lincoln Conservation Group – South Witham Marsh, a 10-acre nature reserve just behind the gardens and allotments of Hykeham Road. The site is managed by the lovely people at Hill Holt Wood and we were delighted to be working alongside Kat and Joe for the day’s tasks.
It was a day of two halves; we spent the morning in the wood and the afternoon on the marsh. In the wood we all got stuck into clearing an area of overgrown bramble to encourage wildflower regrowth. We made a significant impact on the site and we were very pleased with the fruits of our labour!
On the marsh we worked to extend the site’s dead-hedge. Some volunteers used billhooks to sharpen lengths of wood into stakes, some volunteers used hammers and mallets to drive the stakes into the ground and some volunteers collected cut brash to build up the hedges between the stakes.
Another lovely day was had by all - out in the fresh air and the warm winter sunshine with a nice variety of tasks. Not too many achy bones this time either!