Juncus removal

Monday, May 14th 2018

I've been focusing on removing Juncus at risk of outcompeting the wildflowers of the Moorland and Hay Meadow that are due imminently.

A swathe of vegetation has been cut from the Moorland which according to Google is over 1 km squared; a similar sized patch will need removing tomorrow from this area in order to finish the job. 

Similarly, the triangular portion of the Hay Meadow bounded by the path and the wire fence has also been cut today, an area of around 650 meters squared. 

This area continues to pose a challenge due to the uneven, boggy ground meaning that the entire thing has to be strimmed, all the while avoiding the emergent wildflowers just starting to poke their heads up above the sward.

The final area I managed to get finished today, alongside the path was another 400 meters squared, totaling over 2km squared of ground covered so far. 

The last thing on my list for the day was to stake up a fallen Larch on my way back to the Field Centre.


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