Seasonal work continues…….

We have been cutting and raking off the grasslands and verges for the last two months and we still have several weeks until the task is completed for this season. This work is essential to provide the right conditions to support the native grasses and wildflowers that grow throughout the reserve. This is the foundation for the varied invertebrate life that in turn supports the birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians that live here.

We have also been creating a hedgeline along the boundary by Little Farm (rear of Farm Grove). A good hedgerow is a valuable wildlife habitat, in addition to just looking attractive!

A “before” picture showing the limited scope for a good hedge laying!
There is not always enough growth to make a completely close knit hedge!
A completed section of hedge which will fully develop in the next growing season