I was out with Crewe & Nantwich Conservation Volunteers today to continue with our tasks at Wybunbury Moss National Nature Reserve. We spent the day burning brash that was left over from the tree clearance work Natural England have been undertaking.
It was lovely, bright weather but the chill didn’t leave all day when out of the sun and the breeze added a wintry edge that reminded us that spring could still be some way off. In fact, it was so cold that there was still ice on the open water when we finished at around 3:00pm. However, the fire kept us warm and it was put to good use towards the end with some marshmallow toasting (nom, nom).
Before we left the Moss for the day, I went for a walk around the centre of the site. It’s not often I can do this as the main area of the Moss is out-of-bounds to the public – it’s dangerous place to be. One of the most eye-catching parts of the Moss is where there are standing dead trees; they drown as they grow heavier and their roots break into lake beneath the peat floating layer of peat – the weather made this photo opportunity impossible to let go.