Bracken Clearing

Tuesday, July 8th 2014

Volunteers worked like Trojans today clearing Bracken from areas of the moorland and from around the Outdoor Classroom.

Bracken control over the past few years has been concentrated on the moorland and the benefits are clear to see, with the Bracken stands much reduced in size.

By lunchtime the work on the moorland was finished and everyone enjoyed an alfresco lunch at various spots across the reserve. We carried on clearing around the Outdoor Classroom during the afternoon; the Bracken was much taller and thicker here as it was not cut last year. With continued work on this over the next few years we should see a reduction in Bracken cover through this area as well as on the moorland, allowing more light to reach the ground and a richer ground flora to develop.

Thank you to everyone for your hard work today - we promise there will be a different job next week!

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