Recording species at a Botanical Walk, Autumn 2012
The wildlife corridor between the existing woods on either side of the field has been improved by planting Oak trees along the inside of the hedge. A 'storytelling circle' has been built built, for educational visits, to seat approximately 20 people. A wet weather cover is available for this, for organised visits. 50 Small leaved lime trees (tilia cordata) have been planted in a crescent shape around the seating circle. The bark from this tree was used for rope making in ancient times. The 'Frying Pan Field' is open to pedestrians at all times, and the larger gates may be unlocked for vehicle access if required.
Proposals will be guided by a Conservation Management Statement which will develop as the archaeological project gathers information to aid the long-term management of the land.
A list of species has been recorded during an open day, with the help of local Botanist Phil Harris. This will be added to at future public events.
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