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Lye Valley, Oxford1 May 2016
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Lye Valley, Oxford30 Apr 2016
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Lye Valley, Oxford17 Apr 2016
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The boardwalk ramp

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Lye Valley, Oxford5 Jul 2015
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Bog Pimpernel ("Pink Snow") (Thanks to Judy Webb - JW)

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Knocking back the scrub on the margin of the South fen (Thanks to JW)

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Marsh Helleborine (Thanks to JW)

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Marsh Helleborine (Thanks to JW)

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Loading the cut reeds to drag to the dump (thanks to JW)

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(Thanks to JW)

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Lunchtime (Thanks to JW)

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(Thanks to JW)

Lye Valley, Oxford5 Oct 2014
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The bank, a keen volunteer made an early start

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The north fen, ready for raking.

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OCV and the Friends for the Lye Valley hard at work

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Toad in the hole or a frog in the bog?

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Not so common lizard (Lacerta vivipara) courtesy of Judy Webb

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Ruby tiger caterpillar courtesy of Judy Webb

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Elephant hawk moth caterpllar courtesy of Judy Webb

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Well earned break.

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The bank completed

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The north fen complete for another year.

Lye Valley, Oxford29 Jun 2014
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Raking the North fen (courtesy J Webb)

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Tea break (courtesy J Webb)

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Banded General Soldierfly (Stratiomys potamida) (courtesy J Webb)

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Bog pimpernel (Anagallis tenella) (courtesy J Webb)

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Small Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila porcellus) (courtesy J Webb)

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Small Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila porcellus) (courtesy J Webb)

Lye Valley, Oxford9 Nov 2013
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Tea break for some very wet volunteers

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Raking up and removing cut vegetation

Lye Valley, Oxford30 Jun 2013
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Starting to rake the south fen

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Snapping reeds on the south fen

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Volunteers taking a break

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More volunteers taking a break

Lye Valley, Oxford14 Oct 2012
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Raking up the cut reeds on the South fen

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We found this little fella (a cricket)

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We also found evidence of other inhabitants

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By the end of the day, the South fen is completely clear, which will encourage rare wild flowers to grow next year

Lye Valley, Oxford20 Nov 2011
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marsh whorl snail, Vertigo antivertigo (marginally larger than a poppy seed)

Lye Valley, Oxford2 Oct 2011
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Lye Valley, Oxford24 Jul 2011
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Fen Anagallis tenell

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Marsh helleborine

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Fen flora

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Listening out for a FORE whilst raking

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Lye Valley, Oxford16 Jan 2011
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Overgrown scrub alongside the pallisade fence at the start of the day

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The newly laid hedge, complete with bindings

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Lye Valley, Oxford14 Nov 2010
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A well-stobbed willow

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Boardwalk anti-slip netting neatly patched

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Wet volunteers

Lye Valley, Oxford3 Oct 2010
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Fen raking - it's a drag!

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Susan raking in the (rare) sunlight

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It was a bit wet!

Lye Valley, Oxford18 Oct 2009
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Nathalie demonstrating the art of rake leaning like a true OCV veteran

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Going...going

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Gone!

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A perfect cut - expert tree-felling

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Not a strange country dance - a necessary counterweight to make sawing easier!

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Tim is the counterweight

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The fen looking lovely after we raked it

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The end of a great day

Lye Valley, Oxford28 Jun 2009
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Newly extended ponds ready for the wildlife to move in

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Pond creation

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Hard at work

Lye Valley, Oxford27 Jun 2009
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OCV crack team of pond diggers, not put off by the scorching heat

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Starting to extend the main pond, and create smaller ponds

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Training from an expert

Lye Valley, Oxford14 Oct 2007
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Fen raking in the sunshine

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Teamwork

Lye Valley, Oxford
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Domino

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Harry the horse