Sunday, 31 August 2014

Reed cutting

Today I learnt two new skills - how to use a scythe and slasher to cut back reeds.  I was amazed how much we were able to clear in one day.  In time this will allow for greater diversity of wild flowers at Chilswell Valley Nature Reserve.

Jim in action

Reeds being moved

Learning how to scythe

Giant horsetail

Signs of a spring

Half of the reeds we cleared

Area cleared

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