It was my privilege this week to meet some of the Tuesday volunteers on a beautiful autumn day at Moor Green Lakes. Briefed by Ranger Stuart, Senior Ranger Andrew and I met 16 volunteers on a mission to enhance a small area of meadow by removing blackthorn scrub. A slight qualm about removing this wonderful nesting habitat was dispelled by Stuart when he explained that there’s plenty of blackthorn scrub on the site and very little meadow, so it had to go!
Blackthorn is notoriously difficult to burn, but a blaze was finally coaxed into life and the results of our clearance consumed in the flames. Stumps cut back and treated, job done!
Many thanks to everyone for a lovely day.
Casual Assistant Ranger Sarah