Rowhill Nature Reserve has a great meadow, a meadow that BVCP has been working with Rowhill Nature Reserve Society to change from an old amenity area to a wild meadow. In the past the meadow has been cut and collected in many ways, using a power scythe, brush cutters and manually collecting by hay forks and removing from the meadow.
This year BVCP working with the Society has used a small compact tractor to cut and collect the grass. The Society flagged all the ant-hills on the meadow on Tuesday evening last week, this made it easier to mow the area, saving the ant-hills and reducing damage to the flails on the tractor.
Many thanks to Debbie from the Society for all the help last Wednesday opening up three wholes into the scrub edge, which allowed me to tip the grass cutting off the meadow. Due to the change in the weather the day was cut short, but a good 75% of the meadow was cut.
Andrew – Senior Ranger BVCP