Team photo

Team photo

13 metering staff and meter training colleagues from the SSE depot in Petersfield came to the Park recently to spend a day volunteering. Every year the company gives staff the opportunity to take a day out of the office to help an organisation of their choice.

With bow saw and loppers

With bow saw and loppers

 The day involved using hand tools to cut back ash saplings and open up areas of dense regeneration to allow the sunlight through the canopy to the forest floor. The group was given a safety talk,  a briefing on the use of tools and then the highlight of the day, a chance to get up close and personal with the beneficiaries of all this hard work…the local reptiles in the form of adders, grass snakes and slow worms.

PPE

PPE

 As the weather proved cool and damp, then sunny in the afternoon, lunch was undecided, with a chilli served inside the cafe, and a bbq outside.  After all their exertions most of the group ended up having both!

Park Ranger Steve shows the group a slow worm

Park Ranger Steve shows the group a slow worm

 

 

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