Gateway Experience

At Swanwick with the volunteers today, where tasks were to put in a new gate for the education team to access one of the grazed fields without having to wade through knee-deep mud and trimming tree regrowth beside Ben’s Lake.

gate to be

gate to be

It is always good to get a task that can be done in the day from start to finish, although we will need to go back and fit the wire to the posts once the ground has settled.



Although it was quite warm in the morning it cooled a bit later, certainly it is much more spring-like than a couple of weeks ago. As we worked we could hear singing whitethroat, chiffchaff and blackcap the and flying overhead were several swallow. The plants are slowly catching up, but much of the sallow is only just flowering.

sallow catkin

sallow catkin

As I went back to the Education Centre a party of 8 house martin were feeding over the trees by Centre Lake.

It will be interesting to see what Farlington has to offer tomorrow.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s