One of our volunteers spotted a fallen tree on Saturday morning along the secret trail at the back of the Wildlife Area. Perhaps it was a victim of storm Eunice. Luckily, the tree fell in such a way to only partially obscure the trail.
Raymond set to work cutting back a large section of ivy which had grown up at the top of the tree and overhung the trail.
After making sure the tree was secure and wouldn’t fall on the path, the Friends have decided to leave it where it is, to become a feast for smaller insects.
The insects have already been feasting. The surface of the tree is festooned with termite holes. The photo below is just a small section of the whole tree.