Volunteers helped with the traditional task of hedge laying at the West Park Nature Reserve in Uckfield on Saturday.
They were guided by ranger Nick Hennessy from Hastings who was working with Uckfield Town Council ranger Matt Deering for the day.
The hedge provides a barrier between the reserve and Uckfield by-pass which runs below and layering helps plug the gaps in the hedge and encourages growth.
Working with the two rangers on Saturday were Lee Kemp from Rocks Park and Alex Brown who also lives in Uckfield.
Lee said he had learned a lot from volunteering on the reserve. He has been involved in building stock fencing, cutting trees back and maintaining footpaths. “I really enjoy enjoy the work and Matt is a good teacher,” he said.
Matt said similar task days were held roughly once a month and anybody interested in helping – all ages and abilities – were welcome to come along, though under 16s, would need to be accompanied by an adult.
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