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Bracken Control

Tuesday, June 24th 2014

Over the past few years we have implemented a programme of Bracken Control on the moorland to control this invasive species. Bracken, if left unchecked, creates a very dense covering, shading out other plants and reducing the diversity of plants and other wildlife. The benefits of the work from previous years are already clear to see with Bracken being much less abundant in these areas, allowing many more species of wildflower to flourish. Our volunteers were pleased to see the results of their hard work over previous years, and even happier when we managed to clear Bracken from half of the moorland in one day; a feat which would have taken a couple of days only a few years ago!

Never the less this was still hard work in the warm weather, and everyone enjoyed a well-earned rest by coffee time! Who would have guessed boulders could be so comfortable?!

Thank you to everyone who has helped on this project today and over the past few years; it is really rewarding to see all of that hard work pay off!


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