Coppicing, Clearing and Constructing!

Wednesday, January 30th 2013

The main habitat management task this winter was to coppice a block of willow carr. This is now complete and the area has been transformed. It looks really professional and is a credit to the Foxglove volunteers.

Coppicing complete

With no more willow to coppice, attention was turned to clearing a patch of scrub that has been on the 'to do' list for many years!

Clearing scrub

Below is the 'before' photograph showing the invasive Silver Birch, Gorse and Brambles.

Scrub before

The 'after' photograph was taken in the early afternoon. The trees that have been planted here will hopefully thrive in the resulting open space!

Scrub after

Inside the workshop, Colin was hard at work, constructing nest box kits for the next eco club. The children will be able to build their own bird box to take away or leave behind for their feathered friends on the reserve. Booking is essential for this event, please see the events section for details.

Chippy

What a lucky Local Nature Reserve Foxglove Covert is to have so many dedicated volunteers and helpers!


(1) Comments:

Tony Crease responded on 30th Jan 2013 with...

As ever the whole habitat management package is a great credit to all concerned - the reserve staff and the willing, dedicated, skilled volunteers.  To say ‘thank you’ again seems almost inadequate, but I hope IF we get some sunshine in 2013 you will all feel even more proud of the results.  The areas where you have worked this winter have really benefited from your endurance and tenacity in some deadful weather conditions - and of course you have saved the reserve lots of money that can be spent now on other and better facilities.  Your efforts certainly do make a massive difference and are very much appreciated.


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