A lovely late summer morning saw 10 members turn out for this work session. This was especially good considering 5 of our regulars were away on holiday. Work across the reserves entailed:-
- Removal of several large branches which were overhanging some of the paths. These were sawn into smaller pieces to create suitable habitat piles for insects.
- The usual litter pick was carried out, but this time it was made more difficult due to a large amount of broken up polystyrene packaging around the rocky outcrop, near the bridleway.
- The rest of the group started clearing nettles, bramble, cow parsley etc from the hedgerow that was laid last winter. Once done it was good to see that the primroses planted in February were now well established and looking very healthy. The cleared vegetation (about 20 wheelbarrows full) was moved to the woodland area and spread around to decompose naturally.
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