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.