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More Strimming

Friday, July 30th 2021

At this time of year net rides and path edges need to be strimmed.  It has been such an excellent growing year it is rather like painting the Forth Railway Bridge!  Once finished it is back to the beginning and start all over again.

The path to the middle moor gate looks really neat and tidy.

Not only has the grass grown but every branch on every tree and Blackberry has also grown - a slight exaggeration, unfortunately not!  So out with the loppers and secateurs to trim those overhanging branches.

Plants like good conditions in which to grow and flourish? Not quite, they like to grow between the slabs around the Field Centre and to make area welcoming they have to be removed.  This is not an easy job!

The steps and path down to the weir are not used by the public but often used by the reserve managers and volunteers to carry out feeding the ducks and bird ringing so it too must be kept tidy.  After the work on the reeds the remainder of the path had to be cleared.

One Emerald Damselfly was not at all bothered by all the work going on around him and sat patiently in the sun.

Thank you to all the volunteers who continue to work at Foxglove to make it a very special place to visit.


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