Winter Work on the Reserve
Posted by RWH on March 12 2011 11:22:47

Work is carried out during winter to check the growth of brambles and maintain the diversity of flowering plants. Whilst bramble flowers and fruit are themselves used by the large fritillaries, grayling, red admiral and other insects, they will shade out other flowers if allowed to become dominant.


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A new ride has been created to link the north-west corner with the rest of the reserve to encourage butterfly movement. The north-west corner is quite flower-rich and well used by a range of species for sourcing nectar. Further work is being carried out to check the growth of brambles and maintain the diversity of flowering plants. Whilst bramble flowers and fruit are themselves used by the large fritillaries, grayling, red admiral and other insects, they will shade out other flowers if allowed to become dominant.