Butterfly Conservation Warwickshire volunteers are amazing. Over the years a forest of hawthorn, had developed. This volunteer along with an army of volunteers headed by Mike Slater, began the unenviable task of clearing the south embankments November 2015. They give their time voluntarily because of their love of nature and the great outdoors.
The photo above was of one clad in safety helmet, heavy boots, gloves and holding the petrol chainsaw.
Who funds all this work and equipment and the maintenance it involves?
Butterfly Conservation like all charities, rely on public money with donations raised from holding meetings, events and raffles. They receive some grants from the government, but also depend on regional funding.
And here is an example of how folk get on board.
Our younger son Richard, who runs a highly esteemed guitar shop/online business has developed a range of products with the SMJ logo on it featuring a small butterfly. From each product he gives £1 to the Butterfly Conservation Charity here in Warwickshire. He began this in November 2019 and has already raised a considerable sum. This year Coronavirus has succeeded in closing all events so they will need every penny they can raise. Thank you Richard.