We had a great day at Rauceby Warren on a very hot and humid day. There were seven volunteers and Sophie, the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Ranger.
We pulled ragwort in the morning in a paddock that will be grassed by sheep later in the year, which is only a small part of the reserve. We saw plenty of the cinnabar moths and their black and yellow caterpillars. Not many biscuits were eaten at our tea break, it seems my flapjacks went down well.
In the afternoon we went to the eastern side of the reserve to the dry-stone walling site. After a quick lesson from Sophie, we got stuck in and everyone was happy with their contributions. There were plenty of the viper's bugloss plants putting on a magnificent show.
We packed up as we felt the first drops of rain and made it to the cars before we got soaked.