Today I was brush cutting my way through the last clearing, when the cutting blade shot off the brushcutter!!
It was quite a shock to see the blade flying across the path and I don’t quite know how it happened, the thread on the bolt is left handed to stop it unwinding. Luckily nobody got hurt or injured. Unluckily I had to resort to manual cutting.
We created a new clearing just up from the bird-box area and cut scrub back on both sides of the path. Again, there is a big emphasis on making the southerly facing parts of the clearing as large as possible.
You can kind of make out the south facing parts of the scallops that we are cutting into the scrub. The last picture shows how far back we are from the picnic clearing. There are about five scallops cut into the path, from the bridge. The north facing parts of the scallops look very different.
You can see a much damper habitat where moss and fungi will thrive. Biodiversity is the key here. It will make the greenway a much more interesting place to visit.
Our picnic bench repair is in progress, so thankful to the guys who are doing this.
And here is a picture that I thought was really good.
Mick passing on his knowledge to Chris. Absolutely key if the next generation are going to keep up the good work that we are doing.
Next workday is Monday 6th April starting at 8am. The aim is to burn off all the brash that is sitting in piles along the path. We can also gently trim back any brambles that look like they are about to break out of their managed scrub sections. Earlier start time due to it being Easter Monday. I know that there are other events going on, later in the day.
Great day today.