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15 May 2024

Portland - Wildflower management at Silklake Quarry.

Silklake Quarry is accessed off Wakeham outside Easton and lies behind the Bumpers Lane Housing development

Today EuCAN and Butterfly Conservation volunteers will be working with the EuCAN Dorset  Midweek Volunteers on the areas of Silklake Quarry behind the Bumpers Lane development that have been reseeded with local wildflower seed. The aim will be to remove the unwanted ‘weed’ species like Canadian Fleabane, Buddleia, Teasel and Willowherb that are threatening to smother the limestone loving species that we want to see established there.
We also hope there might be an opportunity to try winching out some of the larger buddleia bushes that are becoming established on the potentially very nice SW facing slope – marked as work area 3 on the google map.
Meet at 9.30am at the carparking area (see map), bring refreshments and a picnic lunch.