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20 July 2010

The birch has been cut and piled up ready for burning in the winter.

There were a few toads under the corrugated iron. The sandy looking area on the right is, in fact, an ant's nest.

Crabtree Hill FC/GWT Reserve

Grid Ref SO630127

The area over Crabtree Hill is one of the largest areas of heathland in the Forest of Dean and not far from Woorgreen Lake. We were here about 18 months ago and now we needed to clear the birch which was invading the heathland. The Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust had laid some corrugated iron patches to entice lizards and adders in but all we saw were some toads and ant's nests. However, the heather is now thriving.


Ants and Toads




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