So sorry that this blog entry is quite late, as our usual blog updater suffered an eye injury but anyway here it is.
Last Thursday (9th February) another thrilling day of Rhododendron destruction at the scenic West Quarter Glen in Falkirk removal began with the customary tea, coffee and biscuits, in order to fuel ourselves for another day’s work. After this we set to work on clearing as much Rhododendron as we could and adding to our ever growing “Rhododendron mountain” that have quickly built up in various areas around our site, so much so that we are running out of space at this site to pile newly cut material. We are now very sure that we can see our Rhododendron piles from space! Despite damp and overcast conditions, a large area of Rhododendron vegetation was cleared, under the watchful eye of our very own supervisor, a volunteer known only to us as “Davie”. The afternoon was very much the same, with Davie continuing to prompt and direct our efforts, as we continued to plough through another tract of Rhododendron. Along the way we found various objects of modern archaeological disinterest that included a pickaxe head, toilet seat, corroded paint tins and various glass bottles. With another day of work over, we packed up and headed for home at 3:30pm, with an eagerness to return to the Rhododendron “forest” of Westquarter Glen