As the plants and flowers are dying off, it gives us a chance to tidy up and think about some of the more practical chores.
The wooden shuttering which borders the meadow as been rotting away over the last few years so with the welcome return of John, we were able to use some of the logs to reinstate it.
There was still a lot of weeding to do, to prepare the meadow for next summer.
We were thrilled to see a local resident arrive with his paints and easel. One of the many relaxing things you can do in the Wildlife Area, if gardening seems too strenuous.
Ray took some great photos. My favourite is the mushroom.