Wednesday 11 October

On Saturday the Murray Downland Trust stalwarts brought their strimmers, rakes and pitchforks to the Dorothy Stringer School for the annual grass cutting party at the Liz Williams Butterfly Reserve. I joined Peter Atkinson and Dan, Libby and Indie Danahar to clear the reserve of much of this year’s growth. Hopefully next year’s butterflies will appreciate the effort!
This morning I joined MDT members and Paul Day at Heyshott escarpment for a different type of strimming and burning. The wind was perfect for keeping the fires roaring with brambles and wood for fuel. No butterflies seen, but a few moths flew up.
(Colin Knight)