Our Thursday morning conservation volunteers have taken on the challenge of excavating the hurricane. The plane mosaic was installed as part of an art project that took place on the reserve about 7 years ago. The life-size outline of a hurricane plane was created to represent the site’s historic use as RAF Ibsley air field during World War II. Over the last year the mosaic had been reclaimed by nature; buried in soil by worms with grass and brambles growing up in between the stones.
The volunteers started last week by digging around the outline of the plane and then Kevin cut away the brambles.
Today the volunteers started to dig away the mud and grass and Jim had a good excuse to get on the quad bike to take over some extra cobbles for adding on top.
After all their hard work Jim took his place in the pilot’s seat…..
and Judy and Liz had a go at wing walking….
The hurricane is located along the path that runs parallel to Ellingham Drove – so why not have a walk around and keep an eye on their progress!