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Call in the Navy!

The EuCAN Cerne Valley Community Landscape group have been working at Nether Cerne, cuttingĀ invading scrub from an area of species-rich chalk downland and opening up a wide glade and clearing in the adjacent woodland belonging to the Nether Cerne estate. It is hoped that these connected habitats will become colonised by the rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly and this work is being carried out in collaboration with Butterfly Conservation. On December 3rd we were lucky enough to be joined by 17 volunteers from the Royal Naval Air Station at Yeovilton and with their help we were able to achieve a massive amount that day.



Local photographer Jane Tearle from Cerne Abbas spent the morning with us – her photos can be seen on our Flickr site.

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