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RATS Detached 2 Stint 6

RATS STINT 6

Date: 4th February 2009

Observers:Terry Sheppard and Marion Vincent

Location: Field accessed from Westfield Lane

OS Ref: SK5757712425-SK5748612368

Map Title: Site 266 Lawn Field

Owners;

This was a sunny day but the fields were snow covered. Terry and I decided first of all to call on a resident of The Ridgeway, as her property and paddock boundary form the boundary to the field where we want to be working and then she is aware of what we are doing. In addition, the owner was able to give us the owners of the other fields that we need access to.

We then went to the field, looking beautiful in the undisturbed snow, to view the ancient boundary and the trees.

There is a lovely Oak in the field, Tree 618 in our Rothley Tree Survey and a lovely London Plane Tree 617 with a girth of 3.8m. This is an unusual tree in Rothley but this was part of the Ancient Temple Estate and could have been planted as a specimen tree. There is another London Plane in a nearby paddock

There is also a pond by the ancient boundary and this has been recorded as Pond 46 Lawn Field Pond in the Rothley Pond Survey.

Depending on the weather we hope to record the stint next week.

11th February 2009

Observers: Brian Verity, Terry Sheppard and Marion Vincent

A return visit with only a small amount of snow lying on the ground.

This stint covers 105m instead of the usual 120m as this takes us over the field boundary to boundary. There is no hedgerow in this stint but it runs along a very interesting contour as shown on the OS map with the ridge at an estimated ½ metre drop.

This field holds a lot of mysteries with its humps and bumps so Terry is on a mission to research old maps for clues.

Outside this part of the ancient boundary are some lovely oaks that will be recorded as part of the Natural History Site Survey.

STINT 6 SITE 266 LAWN FIELD. FEBRUARY 2009

STINT 6 SHOWING THE RIDGE. SITE 266 LAWN FIELD. FEBRUARY 2009

STINT 6 CLOSE UP OF THE RIDGE. SITE 266 LAWN FIELD. FEBRUARY 2009

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