Bollin Valley Partnership - What is Happening in the Bollin Valley
Over the period of the pandemic we have seen a vast increase in the number of people using our parks and countryside sites which is great but requires a bit more maintenance than normal. All the rangers have been busy keeping the footpaths open and where possible, have been widening them to allow easier social distancing. Shown here is Ranger Roger at Rossmill, creating a lovely wide path for people to use near the river. This has also helped to keep the Himalayan Balsam out of the summer meadow by strimming before it can flower and set seed.
Cattle back out grazing our parks
Over the past couple of weeks we have been bringing the Longhorn cattle back out to the sites to 'mow' the vast areas of grass we have to manage. The best places to see them are at Wilmslow Park, Teggs Nose and Riverside Park.
Work for the rangers continues
Many of you will have come across one of our rangers as they continue to work on our sites around the Bollin Valley. We have had to adapt our working practices and are working more on our own but we are still out every day to make sure that the paths and countryside sites are looking good and safe for everyone to use.
Spring arrives in the Bollin Valley
With all the wet and miserable weather we've had for the past few months it was nice to come across some signs of spring in the valley. Pictured here are the first two Longhorn calves of 2020, happy to be inside on a cold day.
This month were were involved in organising a biosecurity workshop to educate land managers about Non native invasive species. We're trying to prevent the spread or introduction of species such as 'Killer shrimp' which eat up all our native freshwater shrimp in rivers and streams as well as destroying the ecosystem by eating everything else smaller than them!
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