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11 Oct 2023

Scrub cutting at Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve

Alners Gorse Butterfly Reserve, Hazelbury Bryan

We have a busy programme of autumn and winter work to carry out including some routine cutting of young scrub regrowth and some more major scrub removal where the open habitat is getting increasingly encroached on by blackthorn and willow. There will be plenty to do for brushcutter operators but also enough for handtool users too.
We have just moved the 4 ponies back to Alners from where they have been grazing on our neighbour’s land at Rooksmoor and one of the jobs for unmechanised volunteers will be to help me dismantle the electric fence there and take everything back to the wood at Alners. Please let me know if you could help us with this?
We shall meet at the reserve entrance at 8.30am but walk down to find us if you arrive later. Ignore the road closed signs as there is access to the reserve and the village. Bring gloves, lunch and refreshments and loppers, bowsaw and secateurs if you have them