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Springwatch 2008: Lochore Meadows Country Park
Lochore Meadows Country Park, Fife, received a makeover on 8 June with the help of a 'SWAT' team of volunteers.
Lochore Park before the makeover
As part of Springwatch 2008, BBC Radio Scotland challenged listeners to turn unloved pieces of land into breathing places for people and nature.
Over one weekend locations across the UK were tackled by special ‘SWAT’ teams.
The teams of local volunteers had one day to transform a piece of land. The sites which were chosen were neglected and had potential for a real transformation.
Volunteers take a well earned rest
What happened at Lochore Meadows Country Park?
The aim of the makeover at Lochore Park was to develop a tree nursery. This involved some clearance of the site before making raised beds, provision for vehicle access and paths between beds. The site also needed appropriate fencing around it and possible gates, all of which needed to be rabbit-proof.
The fire brigade lift the kestrel box
A kestrel box was also erected on the Mary Pit winding gear with the help of the Fire Brigade.
last updated: 13/03/2009 at 12:53