On Tuesday the Volunteers trundled down to Kennels Lane Meadow, in Farnborough next to the Fleet Spurs Football Ground. This small site had become overgrown, so over the last 3 years we’ve been clearing the invasive scrub to promote the meadow SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). The half of the meadow by the playing field is restoring well, with the once bramble and birch now replaced by primarily grass which we hay cut. Nearer the southern road we cleared scrub that is shading out the meadow, – trust me there is less shrubbery in the spot-the-difference pictures. We piled the brash next door in Southwood, and stacked the logs on site for reptiles, with a tame common lizard on my shirt. Finally the team pose for a satisfying group photo.
Cheers, Ranger Stuart