Friday, 25 November 2016

Figures in the mist

What better way of brushing away your cobwebs on a misty November morning than wielding scythe and pitchfork at Filnore Woods.  Alan, Phil, Jim and Peter at work.

At the risk of boring you with repetition, the reason we cut and remove the grass is to reduce the fertility, so that coarse grasses, thistles and docks are given a check.  This in turn will heighten the chances that other wild flowering plants will thrive.  We want more wild flowers and plants 
(a) for their own sake, 
(b) to provide food for beetles, bugs  and other insects, 
(c) as a resource for a variety of bees and other pollinators.

In short - to increase biodiversity on the site, which might then spread to other places nearby.

 Gatekeeper butterfly

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