Yesterday I was joined by 16 of Blackwater Valleys finest volunteers for a full on day of willow bashing and chipping around the meadow. During the spring/ summer the meadow is lovely and boasts a beautiful display of Orchids and Helleborines, as well as, other flowers. Our task was to remove the invading willow scrub threatening the meadow.
Throughout the morning we cut the scrub at such a rate I was worried we would never chip it all! But of course I had nothing to worry about the chipping group finished right on time even though they had a couple of blockages. I was very lucky to have such experience within the group.
All round it was a great day which I thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you as always to everyone who attended.
Assistant Ranger Charlotte