Thursday conservation group – June 16th


The group was divided up into three teams.

One team went with Emily and dug up various turfs in various locations in Ashridge and transplanted them into the new pond area to enrich the wild flower diversity there.

Another group were “skipping the rope” in the deep bracken, to try to find nesting birds before the large bracken bashing device rolls over them. The Trust have an ongoing programme of removing some of the extensive bracken to improve habitat diversity. The areas are “rolled” regularly which impairs the growth, and the bracken will eventually die off.

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Another team were completing the building of an earth barrier by topping it with turf. The grass barrier looks a lot more sympathetic with the landscape rather than the spikey posts which have been replaced.

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