Birds with Standards

Thursday, February 16th 2017

The main job (again!) today was continuing with this year's coppice block…

…the area is really starting to open up: Lots of light can now get through to the ground, which we hope will give the ground flora a boost come spring.

We coppice our willow carr on a ten year rotation, doing one of the five blocks every two years. This rotation means we have parts of the habitat in different stages of growth, so providing lots of different niches for our wildlife. We leave standard trees among the coppice to add to the variety of the habitat and to give an upper storey of vegetation. Working around these we enjoyed seeing evidence of some of them having been used by birds last year:

Thank you to all who helped today – and a warm welcome to Luke who was volunteering with us for the first time.

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