Rabbit Proof Fence

Today I went to the regular monthly YWT work day at North Cliffe Wood. I spent the morning cutting back brambles, which were overgrowing the fence line on the western side and encroaching on the track. At lunchtime, it was agreed that the scruffy rabbit netting along the edge of the track could be removed, so we spent the afternoon pulling and digging it out. The bottom third had been buried to stop rabbits getting underneath. Rabbits are “no longer a problem” apparently. We folded the old netting up and John, the field officer, will remove it from the site. All afternoon, a robin was flitting about, waiting for an opportunity to pick up some worm or grub unearthed by our digging.

In a few months, it will look like this


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