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This was our first residential weekend of the year!  Over the two days we were helping the PPCV with work on a stretch of moorland on Gun Hill, near Meerbrook.  Our task was to remove encroaching saplings to help conserve this important moorland site (an SSSI).  Although some larger trees will be retained and will act as perching sites for raptors, the purpose of our activity was to prevent the trees from taking over and crowding out areas of heather.  Once again we were blessed with dry weather, and the patches of ice and snow which were in place when we started gradually thawed over the weekend.  There is more of the same work to be done at this site, and the Rangers and other volunteers will be back to continue in the weeks ahead.

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