Thursday, 15 August 2013

Next event Mon19th Aug at 6pm & things are a changing on the LNR

If any of you have visited the Reserve over the last few days, you may have noticed a few large differences. Firstly the main meadow areas have been mown as part of the annual management organised by TCBC. Secondly, a contractor has flail mown 1.75 acres of pretty much just Himalayan balsam at the South Eastern part of the LNR. As a group we have never been able to tackle this and the tractor has smashed it all up before it had a chance to seed this year; you'll hardly recognise it. Here's a little map summarising some of the work done over the last month and a bit:

View Large habitat works 2013 in a larger map  
Next Event
Anyway, we will be spoilt for choice on more accessible balsam areas on Monday. If you are bringing anyone from the ages of 3-13, we have just bought a load of children's gloves, courtesy of a Keep Wales Tidy Grant so no need to bring their own. It'll make a nice picture too. Over 13s better bring gloves!! Bring suitable clothing for the conditions, it does seem to rain on a balsam pulling night.
Date: 18th Aug
Time: 6pm
Meeting Point: Car Park off Birch Grove, NP44 6EP.

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