Society News: Events from January 2020

CORONAVIRUS

Posted March 17th, 2020 at 4:01 pm in Meetings by Mike Daniels

In the light of the further measures announced yesterday to deal with the virus, all of us have a role to play in trying to lessen the impacts of the pandemic. Last week we cancelled the AGM until later in the year, and we have now recommended that Indoor Meetings and Field Trips should be postponed for the foreseeable future. Whilst we do not want to have a situation of overkill, we do think that prudent actions we take today will help to keep people safe and healthy now and in the weeks and months to come.

Shaw Edwards – Chairman


South Milton Reed Cuts

Posted January 10th, 2020 at 6:10 pm in Events by Inga Page

Each year, Devon Birds' volunteers cut part of the reed bed in South Milton Ley to regenerate growth. This year we are planning two cuts either side of the boardwalk, about halfway between the sewage works and the coast path. The first cut will be on Sunday 19 January starting at 9.30am and the second on Sunday, 2 February, also starting at 9.30am.

Our mechanical reed cutter greatly reduces the work of the volunteers but there is still plenty to be done by hand, gathering and burning the reeds. This year we hope to have a second mechanical cutter running so there will be more work than in previous years. There is a friendly atmosphere and an enjoyable few hours of physical work! We usually finish around lunchtime.

Bring wellies and gloves, wear warm old clothes and if you have long-handled bagging hooks and/or rakes please bring them along as well. Please bring your own refreshments. We meet by the sewage works but if you are a bit late, the smoke will give away where we are working. Please park in the field at the beginning of the cul-de-sac leading down to the sewage works.

If you are interested in helping with the reed cut, please contact Vic Tucker (01752 216887) or Nick Townsend (01548 560243 or email gillnickt@yahoo.co.uk ).

I will check conditions a few days before each cut to confirm it is going ahead and send around an email and put notices on Devon Birds and Thurlestone Bay Birds websites.

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