Back to the place we all love and because everything is in full leaf, it is now quite dark inside the canopy. It’s dark but warm, full of interesting smells and creatures. Today Mike spotted a toad and Neal caught a fleeting glimpse of a Deer. Tim found a huge oak branch had broken away and fallen across the path leading to Derek’s bridge from bluebird – so lots of clearing up. The work on the Lime glade continues by removing some light blocking sycamore trees. The volunteer team are very sensitive when it comes to clearing away cut branches and trunks carefully so that they do not become dangerous obstacles when we come to scything down the brambles and nettles in the future. More patches of boggy pathway have now been treated to our ‘corduroy’ technique. Seven volunteers worked hard all morning and left tired and in my case – bitten to bits by horse flies! A creature I could really live without and John agreed!