Another mighty day,clear,bright,sunny in spots and cold - pure heaven for a walker like myself!Met up with Simon at nine and hitched a ride to the Rock,catching up as we went on what each of us was/is up to in the projects area.Simon's group,the Clonmel Tourism Group is among the foremost innovators in delivering river and stream community projects for the past twenty years - see the river Suir link video section to see the work they did on the Glenary stream above Clonmel,for instance.
Received from Simon a copy of their recent video release simply called :- Regeneration of River Suir Catchment.Will put it up here on site as soon as I have the video compressed - the video is a mighty record of work done over the years to the benefit of local waters,fish,banks and workers.
We walked the wall and decided on a pruning strategy re trees not two metres from the boundary wall.All overhanging branches will be cut and disposed of under the canopy of trees further in.Fallen branches will be removed and stored on the woodland floor.The effect of this work will be to improve the visual impact of the woodland from the road,safeguard the wall,allow more light on the floor of the woodland in the shadow of the wall and so encourage growth of Spindle and bush like plants.
After Simon departed I did some pruning of branches,and removed fallen branches to the floor of the wood.
Went walkabout and soon heard the unmistakable raucous cry of the Jay coming from high up in the trees.The Jay is among the most colorful of our Irish birds and in German is called the 'guard dog of the forest' - I thank my good friend Liam Burke for that nugget of information.I could see the bird thanks to the sparsity of leaves on the trees as it agitatedly made its hopping way among the treetops!Truly a sight to behold.