Meadows and displays

Monday, October 22nd 2018

Another day, another meadow, or two! One of the jobs today was to continue with strimming the wildflower meadows and orchards around the reserve. The first one was along the path from our Water Vole pond, and was a simple strim and rake, apart from avoiding a couple of small self-seeded Oak saplings. 

The second was alongside the Heathland, which made it a little more challenging. With small Birch and Willow Saplings, it was time to get the big Brushcutter out. Lots of small hidden pockets of heather, as well as small Oak trees were avoided, which isn't the easiest with a spinning blade which wants to cut everything!

An Oak tree was planted here last year in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Foxglove Covert, it is good to see it thriving. 

We had the exciting delivery and installation of our updated map on the front wall of the Field Centre too, with 630 new species having been found on the reserve since the last one was installed. 


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