Buckthorning and Cookout

Thanks to everyone who came to take out sea buckthorn last Wednesday, the catering seemed to go well, particularly my surprise cakes! Thanks to Abbie of the photos.

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Buckthorning in the Sun

Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday to digging out and chop down sea buckthorn up on Gullane Hill. Well done to the pyromaniacs who successfully got the fire burning well. Thanks to MA for the photo.

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Beach Cleaning

A big thank you to the 23 folk who managed to clear rubbish from all of the beach and most of the saltmarsh yesterday. A tremendous effort! We also carried out two surveys, recording all the litter we picked up. These data will be fed into the national recording scheme run by the Marine Conservation Society to build up a picture of how much rubbish is washing up on our beaches nationally. Thanks to Abbie for the photos.

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Thanks to the 22 folk who came along for the first buckthorn bashing session of the year. We cleared a great amount and had a wonderful fire into the bargain. Next one on Sunday 15th.

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Putting up the Fencing

Thanks to everyone who came along to put the electric fence up on Wednesday. We put up about 7 kilometres of wire! Thanks Abbie for the photos.

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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 plantlife. A big thank you to all the hard work everyone put in! And to Abbie for the photos.

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Digging Aboat

Thanks to all who helped to put in the boat at Aberlady Primary School yesterday. The P2s, 3s and 4s are going to plant it up with fruit and vegetables. Can’t wait to see what they get! The boat is over 50 years old and featured in our marquee at the Big Nature Festival in Musselburgh. Thanks to Abbie for the photos.

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Path Resurfacing Today

Thanks to everyone who came a’ barrowin’ and a’ tamping along the path today. We were rewarded with great weather, a hunting peregrine and chocolate! Thanks to Abbie for these photos

 

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New Year Buckthorning

groupWe 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 blocks. Thanks to Abbie for the great photos.

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