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Conservation Volunteers – Meadow Maintenance.

This week, our Thursday Volunteers worked hard raking up the cut meadow.

After scything Johnshill wildflower meadow a couple of weeks ago, the cuttings needed to be removed.

It is important to remove all the cuttings after the seasonal cut, otherwise the rotting debris would fertilise the ground. This would encourage tough grasses to grow, instead of wildflowers, which prefer poor nutrient lacking soil.

Armed with rakes, forks and wheelbarrows, a team of six volunteers spent the afternoon removing the debris.

Despite the terrible weather forecast, the weather stayed dry the whole afternoon, and the session ended – as always – with a cuppa and biscuits.

Thanks everyone for your help!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This project is supported by NatureScot, through the Better Places Green Recovery Fund.

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