Saturday, 1 August 2015

Mowing the viewpoint

Volunteers from local lens manufacturer Essilor are having a real impact on our management activities.
Here is James mowing the long grass up near the Viewpoint,

. . . while Mark was cutting back the re-growth on an area of brambles cleared last year.

Once all this hay has been cleared, a bit of rain will bring on new grassy growth.

By cutting and removing grass we hope to lower the fertility, which will promote the growth of other plants - genuine wild flowers rather than the 'wild flower' mixes which decorate urban landscapes.  They provide great colour in the right place but Filnore Woods is for native plants.

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