Clearing the reeds

Fresh after being chased by a moorhen dad last night on my walk home (I kid you not!) as I walked along the towpath completely unaware that mother and baby were hiding in the reeds I was looking at prompting me to do this litter pick, I was indeed shouted at my an angry mama first off before the dad came charging across the water from the bankside and proceeded to aggressively fly and shout at me for several metres! I was so scared but more than that sad for them that they have to protect so fiercely from animal predators and worse, humans. For we are indeed such a destructive awful species in all the bad that we do that is normalised as regular everyday behaviour (I’m talking consuming some animals, looking after others, and campaigning to save others, it’s all very hypocritical behaviour but this rant can be saved for another platform). Back to the litter pick, luckily there wasn’t heaps of rubbish in the reeds but I was thinking little and often is best to keep on top of things and as things are starting to grow and become lush and bushy and in there will lurk plastic and metal and glass so the sooner it’s spotted and removed before the cow parsley and pretty yellow irises grow as tall as me! For once I managed to collect a manageable weight and carry my full Aldi Bag for Life with ease and comfort the mile to the end of the canal basin without huffing and puffing, blowing a runny nose, swapping hands too much. I left the towpath and opted to empty in the bin in a car park as there is less likelihood of the rubbish flying out and back into the canal or towpath or for some yucky people to get bored one day and chuck it all in the water just for fun or something to do. My bag for life was on its last legs and had suffered some injuries (rips and tears) on this pick and previously so i bid farewell to that too and hope I come across another bag for life carelessly littered so that I can use it for my picks!


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Past Events

  • Mon 06 May 2019
    Bank Holiday Home Pick
  • Thu 02 May 2019
    Clearing the reeds
  • Fri 22 Mar 2019
    Quick litter pick on way to work
  • Thu 28 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 26 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on walk home from work
  • Wed 20 Feb 2019
    Impromptu Litter Pick
  • Mon 18 Feb 2019
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Thu 20 Dec 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 27 Nov 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Mon 26 Nov 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Mon 29 Oct 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 07 Aug 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Mon 06 Aug 2018
    Coventry Canal Plastic Patrol
  • Tue 31 Jul 2018
    Impromptu Litter Pick
  • Mon 11 Jun 2018
    Impromptu Litter Pick
  • Tue 22 May 2018
    Quick litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 16 May 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Fri 23 Feb 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 20 Feb 2018
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 10 Jan 2018
    First litter pick of 2018!
  • Wed 06 Dec 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Fri 24 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 22 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Wed 15 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Tue 07 Nov 2017
    Litter pick on way to work
  • Thu 26 Oct 2017
    First Litter Pick!

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