The plan was to start chopping back vegetation that had flowered and gone to seed, but there was just too much going on with late flowering plants and so many berries ripening ready for birds to feed on.
There is no way in a month of Sundays that I am going to mess about with such a huge food-store. What we did instead was just walk up and down the path cutting back brambles. Many people said thank-you as they came past, which was nice.
Plenty of insects were buzzing around and feeding on the late flowering plants.
If you look closely you can see insects feeding on the nectar.
Next workday is Sunday 14th September starting at 3PM. We desperately need to do a litter-pick and we can see how the greenway looks in terms of cutting back. I have a feeling it might still be a little too early. Meet at the hedge by the Drummond Road development.
In general terms I felt that it looked pretty good today. Saw a few butterflies and a good variety of plants. The yellow plant on the right above is Birds-foot Trefoil I think, which is the larval food plant for the Common Blue butterfly, among others.
Great day today so thanks!