I walked down to the bird feeders today to refill them. The whole of the path in the cutting is really pushed back to what feels like the extreme.
There is method to what appears to be madness, so don’t panic!
A bit like in life, for new stuff to grow – sometimes old stuff has to go. The bramble scrub simply stops anything else growing and will get denser and denser over the years. By managing the scrub in the winter we are giving wildflowers space to grow in the summer.
We do this every year and as people naturally gravitate back to the centre of the path as it dries out, the edges really come into their own.
We also did some general tidying up from last week, made habitat piles, and had a good old natter at our coffee and cookie break.
Whilst we are on the new growth theme I saw this in our snowdrop clearing. Hopefully one of many.
I have also snipped back the path for the first 250 metres past Potford Dam. This is to allow better access to the Public Right of Way that runs off to Dunchurch Bridleway and has loads of footpaths that go to Cawston Spinney, Thurlaston, Draycote and of course, Dunchurch.
Well, that’s about it for this week. Litter pick on Sunday from 12 to 2pm. Patron if you want to throw us a couple of quid a month and send a little tingle of appreciation down our spines. As always, anyone is more than welcome to join in. It’s super therapeutic and good exercise at the same time.
Until next time!