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RECORDED SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 984




NEWS


The big rake up this year has been completed a month earlier than last year. We still have a couple of small areas to cut and clear once the wind, rain and snow has cleared.


We have just found out that we have been awarded a small grant from the People’s Postcode Lottery, which will be used to improve and establish wild flowers on the dene top and improve some areas in the lower dene.



DENE TOP



The request to improve the area on the south side of the main footpath was discussed at our committee meeting and we have agreed to improve this area with the Council’s permission.

After speaking with the Council we have made a start on clearing the area of brambles and other unwanted vegetation and establishing a mixture of wild flowers along the path. 

Other improvements will be discussed with the Council next year but we have been instructed that no trees are to be removed




GROWING WILD FLOWERS



If you would like to help us by growing a tray of wild flowers, we will have a limited number of fully seeded propagator trays early next year.

If you would like to help by looking after a tray next year, please contact me.

We are planning to plant all the plugs grown on the dene top.



NEW SPECIES




Two new species were found this month, the number of species recorded in the Brierdene is now 984.  

These were a Lace Wing and a Common Plume Moth. 

More details on the Species Information Page




WORK SCHEDULE


November: The Big Rake Up has been completed and hand cutting and clearing of other areas is underway.

The eastern steps have also been cut and cleared.


December: General maintenance with some hand cutting to complete and clearing along the hedge and tree line.

We will also try to clear all the footpaths of any grass and leaves.