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25 February 2014

Clearwell Meend

Grid Ref SO581087



A fine day to cheer us all up and welcome the beginnings of spring! We regularly strim, rake up the grass and burn the debris on this site to encourage the wild flowers to grow later in the year on the limestone escarpment. It is quite an open area compared with most of the forest and, even though there is often a bit of moaning (from the men!) about the raking, it is not hard labour and produces a satisfying outcome!








The photo displays the strimmed bramble which is later raked up.

Even though it was not yet the official pancake day, we were ably treated to hot pancakes by our ever generous friends, Sue and Dave, and they very gratefully received!





This is the view from the bottom of the escarpment during the day. A good attack on the shrub at the side of the grassy area was also done.






At the end of the day, all that is left is the shorn grass and ancient ant hillocks.


















































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