Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

Chiltern Rangers

Inspiring and Enriching Communities

Chiltern Rangers

Enhancing Local Environments

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Date(s) - 31/10/2019
10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Join us at Carver hill to do scrub management to improve the habitat for warblers, thrush and butterflies.  In the Chilterns we have a number of rare habitats.  One of the most important are the Chalk grassland and scrub mosaics.  These support a rich diversity of plants – upto 40 species in a square metre and this in turn supports specialist invertebrates such as Chalkhill, Adonis Blue and the Duke of Burgundy Butterflies.

Our task is to keep time from claiming the chalk grassland and turning it into less valuable secondary woodland.  We achieve this by cutting down scrub and cutting and raking the grass.  This keeps the sward open, removes thatch (dead grass).  Thus prevents the soil becoming enriched as the grass rots down. Therefore allowing the delicate wildflowers such as horsehoe vetch or eyebright to germinate.

Meeting point 10.30am @ Footpath entrance adj to 45 Carver Hill Road, High Wycombe HP11 2TZ

Wear supportive shoes, we will be working on a slope, Bring a packed lunch.  All tools and gloves, tea/coffee, biscuits supplied.

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