Willow Weaving

Friday, March 27th 2015

A small group of ladies visited the reserve this morning to learn the art of willow weaving. We spent time creating decorative dragonflies and Easter wreaths. Each attendee went home very proud of their beautiful creations.

While this was all going on work was underway on the moorland to clear an area of Gorse near to the wildflower meadow. We are intending to manage this area of land as an extension of our existing meadow, so will be implementing a similar grazing and cutting regime.

By lunch the gorse had disappeared and our volunteers now have a job for Tuesday! Raking off and removing these cuttings will to help reduce the available nutrients in the soil to encourage a diverse range of wild flowers to grow. It will be interesting to see what can be found here over the summer months and exciting to watch this area develop over the next few years.


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