Young Rangers February 2013

Wednesday 27th February 2013

This month’s activity saw the Young Rangers take part in a conservation task with the Somerset Wildlife Trust at the Edford Meadows Nature Reserve.  Reserve Manager Neil Watson explained how sympathetic management of these hay meadows, over many years, has allowed a vast array of beautiful plants and flowers to survive and flourish here including Yarrow, black knapweed, pignut, corky-fruited water dropwort, ox-eye daisy, cowslip, common milkwort and saw-wort. 

The job for the day was clearing bramble and scrub which have encroached onto the grassland restricting the area in which wild flowers can flourish.  The day was cold and there were a few flakes of snow in the air but everyone kept warm through working hard and burning the cleared scrub on a very welcome fire.