Yesterdays volunteer task was at Birch Brook (a former allotment site) on the Cove Brook. The site is now a nature reserve with a meadow area and mixed woodland. Birch Brook is managed by the Cove Brook Greenway Group whom manage the open spaces along the river.
Paul and Hilda from the Cove Brook Greenway Group along with many of our regular volunteers completed a hay cut and some bramble bashing (avoiding the raspberries left over from its former days). Pushing the encroaching scrub back has extended the meadow area and opened up the site. This has been a long term task and has allowed Yellow Iris and Pendulous Sedge to establish on site. Hard work but the results are worth it! There was also time to finish of training our volunteer Duncan on the motor scythe.
Thank you to everyone for all there hard work it is much appreciated both by us and the Cove Brook Greenway Group.
Assistant Ranger Charlotte