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4 March 2014

Edgehills Bog GWT Nature Reserve

Grid Ref SO660154

 

The heathland at Edgehills is a regular site for us as we continue with the birch clearance and herbicide application. The area is vast but the effects of applying the herbicide can be clearly seen now so we carry on to a new stretch of the heathland each time. There are good signs of large heather clumps appearing where we had previously cleared.

The weather was a lovely spring day. As we were leaving at the end of the day, four police cars blocked the exit barrier and were speeding around the forest in search of a felon who was trying to escape their clutches! The villain was arrested eventually.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Removal of the invasive birch proceeds.

 

 

 

 

The view across the heathland towards the fires demonstrates the vast area we have already cleared.

 

 

 

 

The fire burnt down fully by the end of the day.

The GWT ranger had been through some of the heathland with his tractor and flailer to clear some of the small gorse leaving a few useful tracks for us.

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