February 2020 Update

We have spend the last few sessions on clearing the scrub growth from Gun Hill Bank. This area had been cleared many years ago, but the scrub came back when active management was not continued. The aim is to now clear and keep clear, so that this section will be part of the open grassland corridor within the reserve. In time, we should see a restoration of beneficial wild flowers and grasses.

The pictures give a view of early in the exercise, when some clearance had already been accomplished, followed by where we are now, with around 80% completed.

Gun Hill Scrub Clearance, January 2020
Gun Hill Scrub Clearance, January 2020
A pity about the graffiti that is now revealed
A much more open aspect, where the sun can now warm the grassland
Some work still to do!