Wednesday, 10th September saw the Work Party revisit The Heathland Ridge for a second day of bracken control, with Jean deserving extra credit for attending both sessions!  Weather conditions were perfect for the task, pleasantly warm without glaring sunshine, with beautiful, mellow autumn light towards the end of the afternoon.

It was nice to welcome back Nigel who was soon getting stuck in.

Who'd have thought bracken pulling could be such fun - Peter & Charlotte (camouflaged)

A steady, methodical approach by all....

Well someone has to tidy up after you......

Weapons drawn, Dave, Peter & Charlotte enjoy a chat after their hard day's work.

An encouraging sea of heather.

Dave & Nigel get to grips with our smashing new trolley (kindly donated by fellow volunteer, Gary).

A perfect late afternoon on The Heathland Ridge

Thanks to Dave, Nigel, Charlotte, Peter and Jean for their good humoured, hard work and for still smiling at the end of the day and extra thanks to Charlotte for the cake supplies!!

Fungi season is now in full swing, I spotted these stunning Fly Agaric Amanita muscaria on the walk back to the car.  Keep your eyes peeled throughout The Reserve in the coming months.

We'd be pleased to welcome you to an upcoming Work Party: Wednesday, 24th or Sunday, 28th September. For any enquiries about volunteering please contact the Wealden Team, 01892 752 430.