Volunteering - MacAndrew's Field Hedge and Meadow Cut


Last Thursday myself and 6 volunteers started the annual maintenance of wildflower areas and hedges at MacAndrews Field. Cutting and clearing away the grass on the margins annually helps increase biodiversity and stops the areas becoming rank grass. We managed to clear the grass along the northern boundary and cut back some of the overgrowing vegetation, clearing around the benches and display board. All the grass and shrub cuttings are raked and removed from the area to prevent any nutrients going back into the soil, this helps to promote a wider range of plants.

Later in the year we will return to sow some wildflower seed to increase the rough edges with more colour and pollinator friendly plants. 

Next week we have the Bio-Blitz event being held at Filham Park, starting at 8am with a moth reveal then there will bevarious activities through the day, including a story teller and identification sessions. If you fancy joining us next week, 12th August, at Filham Park then please either contact me for more information or just turn up. The event will be running all day, finishing in the evening with a bat walk around the park.

Andrew Price – Parks Ranger