Cutting Back

Tuesday, May 27th 2014

With the warm and wet conditions lately plants have put on a tremendous amount of growth in a very short time. Laden with water this morning many branches were hanging low along the track and red route. Volunteers, armed with secateurs and loppers, soon cut back these branches improving access along these routes again.

The amount of cuttings soon mounted up and will be moved to the bullet catcher to be burnt later this week.

After lunch volunteers started work in the scrapes to clear invasive Silver Birch and Willow. There is still more to do here at a later date but the area is much improved already. As the weather warmed up this afternoon John also completed his butterfly survey; large numbers of Green Veined White, Orange Tips and Speckled Wood were seen, as well as a possible sighting of a fritillary, although some checking through books is needed before we can confirm this!

Thank you all for your hard work today!


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