Saturday, 29 November 2008

Not a lot is happening at this time of the year, as
most of the foilage is changing its colours and slowing down and many others are hibernating - so far the only plant that is in flower is the gorse over where some think of as an old pile of river dredgings when in fact it is home to much of the reptile, amphibians and small mammals (and obvious haunt of the fox families who live near by).
We have been doing more scrub-bashing and it has changed the look of the meadow quite dramatically now as so much willow and buddlea has now been removed. Still there is more to do but we should have done all of it now by the end of the year. It will be very interesting (exciting even) to see how this work will slowly begin to change the biodiversity of the meadow - it has certainly changed the overall view of the meadow, where it had huge wild clumps of willow and buddlea you can now see much more of the meadow.