The last time any nature conservation work took place there was at least seven years ago. Volunteers at that time had built a stag beetle loggery within the space. With the passing of time ivy and self-sown tree saplings had grown up without check until it was impossible to see into this area. Nature can look after itself but nature conservation activities give it a helping hand by maintaining some areas to encourage specific wildlife.
Our volunteers now had to cut away a lot of undergrowth just to enter through the gate, but the stag beetle loggery was still there.
|Stag beetle loggery after undergrowth was thinned|
|Three of volunteers (see one at the back)|
|Can you spot the camouflaged robin?|