Thursday, 3 December 2020

One Man Went To Mow at New Ferry Butterfly Park


Flail mower coping with the bumps in Charlie's Field
Flail mower coping with the bumps in Charlie's Field

The many restrictions this autumn have put practical management well behind on many natural sites, but particularly on New Ferry Butterfly Park, where there is much grass that has to be mown to stop it smothering next year's growth.


Charlie's Field before mowing
Charlie's Field before mowing

It became obvious we would not be able to cope with it all by scythe, as we usually do. So we decided to spend some of our donated cash on a contractor. Tony Rainford from RS Securities came and did it with his large flail mower, and very kindly charged us a greatly reduced price!


Charlie's Field after mowing
Charlie's Field after mowing

Thank you, Tony!!


Acid grassland before mowing
Acid grassland before mowing

Mowing in progress on the acid grassland

Acid grassland after mowing


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