Working On The Wetland

Thursday, June 30th 2022

Last year staff and volunteers attended several training courses including the LANTRA Brushcutter course. This was definitely worthwhile as many of the habitats benefit from regular cutting.

Looking good!

Recent sunshine and showers have provided perfect growth conditions for the vegetation and on the wetland in particular where even the maintenance pathways had become seriously overgrown. So much so, that it was impossible to tell where the land stopped and the ponds began! Earlier in the week, the network of narrow pathways were carefully opened up again.

The cuttings were then raked up into piles ready to be removed.

This is important as it reduces the nutrients and improves the ground for wildflowers. It also kept Freddie and Nick out of mischief for a couple of hours!

Volunteers have also been working hard identifying species, delivering school visits, repairing bridges and constructing 'Gucci' new storage racks!

Thank you to everyone for your continued and valued support!

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