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Skills Builder - week 7

All about the Rot boxes this week!! We spent Thursday and Friday putting Rot boxes up in the beautiful Cotton Dell Nature Reserve owned by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. You may have seen some of these boxes - there's some at Deep Hayes and Tittesworth so far too.

If you're wondering what they are and why we're putting so many up - see Ian's blog on Artificial Rot Boxes dated 06/02/2018.

By the time we finished the sun had come out and warmed us through so we went for a walk up the Dell before going back to the minibus. Did a bit of winter tree id and saw signs of badger activity on the banks. Look forward to hearing the results of rot box monitoring in the future and finding out how successful they are at supporting local biodiversity.