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2 October 2012

Edgehills Bog GWT Nature Reserve

Grid Ref SO660154



Edgehills Bog is now rampant with low growing birch and gorse. It is a large area and, even with a team of about 20 of us, only about a third of the area was cleared so a further visit will be required. We cut and piled up the birch and this was followed up by putting herbicide on the stumps in a effort to stop further growth. There are numerous tiny pools in amongst the undergrowth and a great deal of heather and bilberries which we are trying to encourage.






The site at the beginning of the day is virtually invisible behind the birch and gorse so we slowly worked out way through all this!





We think this impeccable little nest might have been from a chaffinch as it was found in the heather.






At the end of the day, at least there is now a view across the reserve. Most of the gorse is still low growing and very much in bloom.

















































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