Ever tried to cut your way through a reed bed? Now I know how a jungle explorer feels like, it’s hard work!
19 metres in and not even halfway in. Cutting a corridor across the reed bed to allow access for bird ringing and also to allow a health check across the reed bed.
John Thompson from eco north visited the reserve on Thursday for a quick review. They are the commercial arm of the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. He reviewed my 3 year plan and was happy with that, so good news there. He even volunteered to help, good man.
This is my very first blog so be kind. Having just acquired 10 acres of marsh, reed bed and mixed plantation this blog is a diary of how it will be turned into a nature reserve, step by step, over the next 5 years and beyond.
The intention is to post the highs and lows of this journey, probably with more pictures than words.
Happy to take any advice from the ‘experts’ out there as I am a complete novice ( on both blogging and nature reserves!)