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Pleasley Pit Nature Study Group


                Volume 16:  Issue 4  (October 2016)


The last few weeks of the quarter saw a flurry of activity with a contractor on site carrying out mowing in a number of areas.  The lower part of Pit Bank has been done which will please our brushcutter users and at the time of writing the upper part was about to be done.

The hedgelaying team is planning to start work on the long hedge in the Exhibition Field in mid-October.  Anyone who fancies having a go would be very welcome.

Four members took part in an impromptu moth trapping session one evening in September.  Two traps were put out.  One on the concrete apron and a second on the path between the Run-off Ponds.  In an almost mothless evening, with the temperature dropping the session was brought to a halt.  Result: 11 moths.

A Kestrel nest box which was donated to the group has been installed on the South Headstocks.  Thanks to Walt Edson.

There is one XXL Green polo shirt with the PPNSG logo available.  £10 only – let me know if interested.

Good to see both Derek and Molly Beech back on their feet following their knee replacement surgery.

Hate to say it but at the end of this quarter subscriptions will be due!

                                            Mick  Gamble