2017.12.03 Quedgeley LNR

With six volunteers we continued our work on the main path by adding more chippings where it had become a bit muddy, also further on by another entrance to the reserve. We also cut back some bramble encroaching near to path and bramble/clematis from some grass scallops near to the pond, hopefully to give plants a bit more room and prevent them being swamped by the clematis in particular (although we were careful not to lose all of this and the bramble as good nectar/ food sources for insects).

Another task was to start coppicing some of the overgrown hazel to give a new lease of life.

Whilst there we spotted Brimstone and Peacock butterflies as well as fish in the pond and possibly frogs although difficult to see these clearly.

raking chippings on path

Clearing some bramble near pond
coppicing hazel

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