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Three Men and his Dog….

Tuesday, November 17th 2015

Out on the middle moor our intrepid band of volunteers went as the rhyme finishes off…… ‘to mow a meadow’, or to be more accurate, rake up what had been mowed previously.

The removal of the cuttings is essential in helping to reduce the nutrients in the ground which in combination with other methods will allow a more species diverse sward to develop. Other methods of management have included grazing and the planting plugs and/or spreading the seed of Yellow Rattle, this meadow flower competes with the more aggressive grasses by acting parasitcally on their root structure, siphoning off some of the nutrients for themselves and thereby reducing  the vigour of the host plant.

Whilst out in the meadow someone spotted this fantastic fungus, it’s a Scarlet Waxcap, a common field species.

Later on in the morning we were assisted by The Dales School.  Thank you to everyone who came out and braved the elements today, as always your help is much appreciated.


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