A work-in was held on Saturday November 5th, the main priority being to cut back the grass in the Butterfly Meadow and to remove the resultant debris so that the soil is not enriched by its decomposition.Wild flowers do best in poor soils and we need flowers to encourage insects and bees.
The bridges and walkway were scrubbed to remove any algae and some grass was cleared from one of the drainage ditches ready for the winter.
We have joined the Pond Conservation group at the Water Habitats Trust to get advice and help on the best way to manage the pond, which is becoming quite invaded by grass. Although this provides a good shelter for some forms of wild life, we do not want it to silt up completely.
Pat Tomlinson has volunteered to train as a pond warden and oversee the pond management.