News about seasonal changes at Filnore Woods and how to get involved as a volunteer, if you want to.
Filnore Woods is the Community Woodland for Thornbury in South Gloucestershire. It aims to provide a diverse range of habitats for wildlife, to give people a wild place to visit and to provide opportunities for education. Find them across the field behind Thornbury Leisure Centre, BS35 3JB.
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We had eleven volunteers mowing with scythes and clearing the grass with rakes and pitchforks at the last Sunday work morning. It's pleasant but tiring work so you can't blame them for taking the occasional rest
But when I said I was taking a photo they all set to again.
This section of meadow up by the viewpoint was mown already in May but it soon grows back. However, taking two crops of grass off it should lower the fertility, which favours the wild flowers over the coarser grasses. We finished it off on Wednesday 21st September.