Saturday, 9 June 2012

Tidying up and reclaiming materials at Scammonden

Horrible weather, but myself, Philip, Guy, Ben and Peter braved the elements to go up to Scammonden. First we went across our most recent planting and straightened up guards which had been blown about by the wind. After that (and a short break for homemade walnut cake) we visited an area planted in March 2011, and retrieved some guards from failed plantings. We brought back about 40 deer guards and stakes, which was very worthwhile given how much they cost.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Deer here?

BBC Radio 4 documentary about how deer are the new urban fox. Several CVTS members have spotted deer in the Valley recently.
Bambi has never had it so good. British deer numbers are rising, taking a heavy toll on forestry and ground-nesting birds.