Looking Back - April 2009

Sunday, April 23rd 2017

Looking back through photos in preparation for Foxglove 25 highlights some of the changes to the reserve.  It was rare to get all the Highlanders in one photo.  They were on the moor to help control the vegetation and so lay the grounds for changing the middle moor to a flower meadow, which they did really well.

The Highlanders

In the photo above you can see the ancient hedgeline that had just been fenced and replanted.  We had un-welcome help!

Helping

The lake has changed over the years too.  If you look carefully you can see the path that used to wander along the far side. 

The lake

One of my first worky days was clearing this area of brash.  We had a huge fire!  Walk up towards the middle moor and see what is is like now.

Cleared conifer area

On entering the reserve last week I saw the Roe Deer eating young shoots of Hawthorn.  Some things do not change.

Roe Buck eating Hawthorn leaves


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