Category Archives: Group

Tamping, hoiking and Reeling

Thanks to all who came out on Saturday to take out sea buckthorn plants from the species-rich grassland, finish off some fencing work and do a bit more path surfacing work. Thanks Bruce for the photos.

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Grassland Raking

A monumental amount of raking was done on the Turf Nursery to clear of the thick layer of thatch there to allow the emerging plants to push through and to reduce the nutrient input into the very diversity area of … Continue reading

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New Year Buckthorning

We had a great turnout of 20 people for the first group of the year when we were up on Gullane Hill, clearing big and small sea buckthorn plants and indulging in a bit of local history around the tank … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Rubbish Day!

We had a great turnout of 25 willing volunteers who cleared away lots of rubbish off the beach and saltmarsh at the Reserve yesterday. Thanks to Abbie for the photos.

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Beach Clean out West

Thanks to everyone who came along for the beach clean last week. We picked up nearly 90 bags of rubbish! An amazing effort. Here are Abbie’s photos from the day.  

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Plant Surveys on Sunday

We will be surveying plants in the sand dunes on Sunday (17th). This involves walking through the dunes slowly, counting flowers as we go. The marram grass is quite pokey so I’d advise wearing trousers and boots. If we finish this in good … Continue reading

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Buckthorning in December with a visit from Santa!

Here are some belated photos of our sea buckthorn clearing and cookout at the end of December, including the fire pit. Thanks to Liz for sending these.

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Buckthorn Bashing and Cookout

Thanks to everyone who came along yesterday to take out more sea buckthorn on the Reserve, you cleared loads and we enjoyed a good cookout on the fire into the bargain! Thanks to Abbie and Liz for these photos from … Continue reading

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More Buckthorning

Thanks to everyone who came out a’ buckthornin’ at the end of last month. Here are some photos of the day.  Thanks to Bruce and Liz for sending them through!    

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First Buckthorn Bash o’ the Season

Thanks to everyone who came out to clear buckthorn yesterday. It was a fantastic turnout of 21 volunteers! Given the forecast, we were incredibly lucky with the weather (well, we have a reputation!). Thanks to Abbie for these photographs from … Continue reading

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