There was no dog, but the mowing did flush out a lot of butterflies mainly Speckled Wood and Dragonflies and Wheatears.
|Tim Baxter and local farmer Geoff|
Fortunately it was a very warm sunny day perfect for harvesting. It is the end of a very successful season in the meadow and now it is time to consolidate all the results gathered. So if you have not visited the meadow yet it will have to wait until next year.
A big event took place this week in the meadow as we watched Geoff and his partners collect and bale the meadows first crop. Many visitors came down to the site to watch this exciting event.
The bales because they contain Ragwort which when eaten is poisonous, cannot be used for animal feed or bedding, but Ian and Nick have said they can find many uses for the bales in and around the gardens.
We still have a large number of pot wildflowers to plant out for next year so the team are making plans as to find the right place to show them at their best.
In the meantime we have a delivery date for the beautifully designed bee hotel which will hopefully arrive in the next week or two. Checking existing log piles in Ness many species including frogs have already moved in.