SPECIES IN THE BRIERDENE WILDLIFE SITE IS NOW 984
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
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
If you would like to help by looking after a tray next year, please
We are planning to plant all the plugs grown on the dene top.
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.
on the Species Information Page
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.