Work day: September 26th, 2021

We were so lucky with the weather – calm, warm and sunny – just what we like for a spot of Autumnal Reccing. Thanks so much, workers, for pitching in and helping to make the Rec look cared-for. Some tricky challenges with leads, ladders and lack of sugar for coffee, but all resolved.  Several passers-by…

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Work day: August 22nd, 2021

The focus was late-summer tidying, with some serious hedge trimming, judicious strimming, weeding, clipping, pruning, bramble/nettle control, pond-clearing, sweeping and litter-picking. Whilst some toiled on, others developed a sudden interest in local fauna – a lime hawk moth caterpillar had been spotted and rescued from the hedge trimmers. Find out more about these moths here:…

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Workday report: July 18th, 2021

Many disparate tasks achieved including: Tidying edge of pond wall Building and launching new Barley Boom  Clearing any debris from pond Removing the now huge blackberry by the fence Hedge trim 1 – clearing passage court-side Hedge trim 2 – tidying fronts and tops Rec-side Weeding newest shrub section behind the fence across from Pen…

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Nice weather for ducks…

The Rec pond this weekend All the recent hard work by Derek, Gary, Dom, Andy and Chris to install a new grill with a partial barrier on the pond outflow has kept the water level high and, with the added help of this weekend’s rain, there’s plenty for the ducks to explore… and the berries…

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Rec Life during Lockdown

April… Confined to barracks though some of us might be, our little Rec is quietly getting on with things. Surrounded by increasingly luxuriant vegetation and cooling water, frogs, toads, newts, crows, moorhen, mallards, canada geese, woodpeckers, squirrels, foxes and many other local residents are doing what has to be done at this time of year.…

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The Rec in Winter

The recent snow at the end of February gives us an excuse to post these pictures, taken at the last whiteout towards the beginning of December 2017.      

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A brace of workdays – 4th and 18th February

There was a fantastic turnout on both days for clearing, digging and planting in the dell (behind and around court no.5). The aim is to end up with something like a “managed wilderness”. The Enfield Conservation Volunteers were present and were invaluable, selfless and relentlessly hard-working, as always. The first day was mainly concerned with…

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