Monday, 1 December 2014

Volunteering in the MUD!!!

Back to scythe the reeds at Chilswell Valley. First we had to get up the hill in all the mud because they are building a new board walk, so vehicles have gone up and down the hill tearing up the grass.  

Here are a few facts about the site. The reed cutting is necessary to open up more fen on the site.  This will allow for a greater range of plants and encourage more insects, birds, reptiles and amphibians.  I have learnt that there are only 19 hectares of this rare calcareous fen habitat left in the UK and how important it is for it to be preserved.

It was not the right weather for photographing so not many shots.

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