JMNR 15th August 2015 – work party

Despite a very wet Friday, today’s pleasant morning encouraged five members to turn out for the work party.

Whilst two members set about the main task of finishing the cutting and carting away of the worst of the rough vegetation from Cyril’s Patch, the rest had the rather less energetic task of collecting seed heads from the Hogweed plants across the reserve. The seeds are being removed before they can ripen in order to slow down the spread of plants, whilst retaining sufficient of the latter to provide dead stems over the winter and flowering heads next summer for the large insect population.

Good progress meant we had time for a walk-around to see what wildlife there was (see separate post).

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