Work around the reserve

Thursday, August 14th 2014

Yesterday the vegetation on the middle moor was cut using a tractor mounted mower and later in the week the cuttings will be turned, spreading the wildflower seeds. Hopefully if the weather isn’t too bad and the cuttings manage to dry, it will then be made into bales sometime over the coming week. We need to remove the cuttings from the meadow to reduce the nutrients getting back into the soil and therefore encourage the wildflowers that thrive in nutrient poor soils.

Today we have started to repair the fence up by the wetland hide. Many of the posts had rotted through and the straining wire has pulled the gate post over at an angle. Colin did an excellent job moving the latch so the gate would still shut, but today we started to put a more permanent solution in place. This involved replacing the old posts and concreting in a new straining post. Once the concrete has had time to set we will add a strut, re-attach the wire and level up the gate post so we have a functioning stock fence once again. A big thank you to Garth for his help today, braving the biting bugs and thunder showers to help us out.


  


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