Reduced Numbers Today

Just Aaron and John today. Mick had the dreaded dentist and I had a poorly child who needed my care.

Good work done on the merging of the two clearings.

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Nice wide path to allow the wet bits to dry out.

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The challenge at the top of the bank is to get the dead-hedge, alive. Whilst it will provide protection for all sorts of wildlife as it is, if we can get wild flowers and tree saplings intertwined within it, then it becomes a wonderful food source for a great many mammals, birds and insects.

Just five weekday workdays and one weekender before the bird-nesting season starts. This means that the work we do shifts from cutting back stuff, to managing what is growing in the clearings, and keeping the path between the clearings trimmed back. One of my aims this year is to get a load of Kidney Vetch growing on one of the banks of this clearing. This is the food plant for the endangered Small Blue butterfly.

Next weekender is Saturday 5th March at 12:00.

Great work today, back on it next Monday.

Paul

 

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