Monday, 12 May 2014

Bank Holiday Madness!

With the May Bank Holiday we’ve been super busy. It was lovely to see lots of visitors out at the Fen, enjoying the good weather and spring wildlife that’s was on offer on the Sunday and Monday.

I spent the bank holiday weekend out with the animals. Having originally started at Wicken as the Volunteer Grazing Warden it was great to get to see the animals again, catching up with the horses I used to know as foals that are now having their own babies and relaxing with the cows is always one of my favourite things to do on a sunny day!

Some of the baby foals
Baby Monty!
Lois, Peter and I were at Reach Fair on Monday. We find Reach a really good fair to attend as we get to see lots of locals who use the wider nature reserve, and its nice to talk to them and get feedback on what we could do to make their visits more enjoyable. We were also making medals with the children, marking how many of the 50 things to do before your 11 ¾ they had already achieved and which was their favourite so far. Reach Fair is the first of a long list of fetes and fairs we attend over the summer, so keep an eye out for us at the local fairs!
Peter and I ready to go at Reach Fair

A big highlight of mine last week, was the cow going back onto Tubney Fen. After months of hard work to get the fencing stock proof we were able to let a local farmer put his cattle on to graze the southern end for us. We are now working to get the north side fenced in so the cattle can have access to the whole area and we can open up the gates across the middle of Tubney.
John and Pete finishing off the gates at Tubney

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