Team Tuesday

Tuesday, August 20th 2013

Team Tuesday were hard at work yet again working to improve areas of the reserve.  The ‘Dambusters’ can be seen here taking a well-earned break after repairing the last of the dams at the Vole Ponds.

The grass under one of the orchard areas was cut yesterday and raked off by volunteers early this morning.  This is managed in a similar way to a wildflower meadow, removing the cuttings helps to reduce the cover of coarse grasses and rushes while encouraging a diverse ground flora to develop.  This then provides a food source through the summer after the early blossoms on the fruit trees.

Martin and Conner along with the other volunteers spent most of the day on the moorland cutting back Bracken.  It is noticeable that due to the cutting regime over the last few years the Bracken cover has been reduced here significantly.

Thank you once again for all of the hard work and time you put into Foxglove!

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