Willow on the Wetland – December 2019
Volunteers came together last week for our last volunteer task day of 2019. We visited Drumnaph Woodland in Maghera and worked within the wetland area to cut and remove willow that was starting to dry up the ground. The wetland provides such a range of habitats and so it is important that we manage it to ensure it remains wet.
It was a party of 14 in total including some of our new volunteers with this being their first task day with us. After spending a morning cutting and carrying willow we had more than earned our lunch! We enjoyed a walk through the ancient woodland along the nature reserve to the farm house where we enjoyed a warm lunch, mince pies and mulled wine and of course some Christmas tunes.
We rounded off the day with some musical entertainment from volunteer Peter Lyons who played the Uilleann pipes for the group.
Some photographs from the morning: