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25 September 2018

Linear Park

Grid Ref SO650126

 

It was such a beautiful autumn day to be out in the forest! The site at Linear Park had been cleared of timber over a year ago so it was now time to plant perennial wild flowers all over the area with the hope that it would attract the butterflies in years to come. On average, each team member must have planted about 100 plants today but, as we have got thousands of them, further trips to this site are envisaged.

We also rebuilt the anti boar hedging to deter them from digging up the new plants. Part of the hedging had been burnt down in the summer (probably by some young idiots!)

 

 

 

 

The hedging surrounds the whole site and is built using cut brush between stakes.

 

 

 

 

The team are having lunch break bathed in the sun!

The extent of the site can be seen at the rear and it must be 2-3 acres large.

 


These are some humps which were planted with Wild Strawberry and Trefoil. Trefoil attracts the Wood White butterfly.

Common Violet was planted amongst the foliage at the side and it attracts the Small Pearl Bordered Fritillary.

There are many more plants and a huge variety to plant. The plants became available courtesy of the