A Prickly Problem

Tuesday, November 24th 2015

Today we were blessed with blue skies and sunshine, with just the odd shower, a great day for our volunteers to head out onto the small heath. Previously a large section on the woodland side of the heath had been cleared of encroaching vegetation, so today we mainly concentrated our efforts on the lake side of the drive.


Some large patches of Gorse, Silver Birch, Hawthorn and Bramble were either cut back or pulled up.
Later on in the morning we were joined by the Dales School, who helped cut up the brash and take it to the bonfire.


A big thank you to everyone who helped out today, it’s a prickly and difficult job, but worthwhile, lowland heath is a rare and threatened habitat both in the UK and internationally.
 


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