Marcus and myself today.
Just to recap, we want a bird-feeder clearing with a mini-wildflower meadow. We have this and just need to let the meadow grow.
We want a clearing focussed on bees and other pollinators. We also want a decent view across Dunsmore Heath.
This will be lovely to watch as the seasons’ change.
The other side is a reed-bed. If we can start to clear this we will have fresh running water and all the wildlife benefits that it will bring.
And the cleared ground.
We have a couple or three more weeks to get this slice of scrub gone and the roots dug out. It will then be ready for seeding in April.
We then need to move to the next bench and do the same. This should take us to the end of March.
With the scrub in between, we are just going to keep it snipped back for now and then cut alternating scallops from September onwards. We can seed the bare ground with our wildflower meadow seed-mix and we will have a lovely walk full of wildflowers and wildlife.
Lastly, we topped up our bird-feeders.
I am really looking forward to sitting and watching the birds feed, once we have done all the work!!
Plenty of users up and down today. A very busy path even at this time of the year.
Great day today, feel free to pop along if you want to help out.