Regrettably the February working party had to be cancelled as Storm Dennis began to disrupt the weekend.
A great deal of rain has fallen since the year began.
By mid-February the woodland path had developed several glutinous, boot-sucking patches.
By the end of the month, these photos taken in the lower meadow show the new reed outpost flourishing, the path under water in places, and the entrance gate itself barred by an extensive puddle.
Photo: Jane Rooth