With the brambles, grass and bracken growing quickly we’ve cleared the paths at several reserves including Penderi Cliffs, Old Warren Hill and Coed Simdde Lwyd. We’ve also bashed some other bracken patches and cut back meadow edge creeping brambles.
We did some more treepopping in the meadow at Rhos Pil Bach. It is mostly willow that we are removing which means, with all the roots, it’s more like tree-wrestling than popping. The meadow is looking great (and tree free) though.
It’s Himalayan balsam pulling time again so we’ve had our annual pilgrimage to Castle Woods for a joint work party and have also pulled it on Rhos Glyn yr Helyg where we were happy to see some marsh fritillaries. Unfortunately, with a seed supply upstream, the balsam doesn’t seem to be getting any less.
Dormouse box checks have recommenced at Cwm Clettwr and so far numbers are looking good, though they haven’t used the new boxes yet and seem to prefer the bird boxes!
We are trying to update our reserve records for all species, if you have a specialty and would like to help, do get in touch. If you visit any of the reserves please let me know what you saw. Thank you to all those that have helped so far.
Thank you to NRW and People’s Postcode Lottery for their support with some of this work.
If you’d like to join our work parties, get fit and meet new people, contact Em: firstname.lastname@example.org