12 June 2021 09:30
Conservation Morning - Sullington Warren
For this conservation morning we are expecting to be bracken bashing.
Left unchecked the bracken will swamp the heather and other heathland plants and therefore degrade and reduce the habitat for heathland species. Where appropriate grazing occurs, hardy cattle tend to be the animal of choice, the animals control the bracken mainly by trampling which weakens the bracken plants.
Sullington Warren is not a very good candidate for conservation grazing for reasons including the heavy use of the site by people walking their dogs (unfortunately, as the level of dog fouling indicates, not all dog walkers act responsibly on the SSSI), so we play the part of trampling cattle by bashing the bracken with sticks.
We will meet on the Green. Just look for the NT vehicle.
Please bring your own refreshments. It is recommended that you bring your own gloves - bracken bashing can be hard on the hands, and wear appropriate clothing - stout shoes, no bare legs (risk of ticks) etc.
Appropriate Covid-19 precautions will be followed.
Finish at 12 noon