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2 February 2010

The men are being interviewed by the BBC Radio Gloucester representative



Ridley Bottom Nature Reserve GWT

Grid Ref SO563985

Ridley Bottom Nature Reserve was donated to the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust in 1985 and is a site especially abundant in wild summer flowers. However, the hedging at the side of the fields is shading out the fields and inhibiting the growth of these flowers. We were asked to cut the hedging back and expose the site.

We had a visit from a reporter for BBC Radio Gloucester whilst we were there and he did interviews with various members of the team who talked about the work we do. There is also a feature of our team on and on on their current news pages.


BBC Radio Gloucester interview


Overhanging hedge

The trees are overhanging the new fencing and we needed to cut them right back to allow for more sunlight. The field is cut in late summer and there are plans to put some sheep on it to improve the turf.


This is a video of us at work - apologies for the raucous sound of the chainsaw!


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