26 February 2023
Gorse clearance with the Friends of Leckhampton Hill and Charlton Kings common (FOLK)
Six of our number (Anthony, Rob, Jane, Chris, Annie and Dave) turned out on a bright February morning to clear some of the gorse on the North side of Leckhampton Hill. Although valuable as part of the mix of habitats on the hill, it has been encroaching on footpaths and the unimproved grassland habitat that is valuable for butterflies, orchids and beetles.
Before clearance (not really, I forgot to take a ‘before’ photo)
Anthony and other volunteers clearing gorse
Volunteers working over here too
One cleared section of path