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After a cool-ish and cloudy start, today we were again blessed with a beautiful day at Tegg’s Nose Country Park.  As in previous summers, we were helping the Cheshire East Rangers with the obligatory management of ragwort and thistles in meadows which are important for a range of species including orchids, mountain pansies, waxcap fungi, moonwort and adder’s-tongue fern.  The meadows’ management is also supported by controlled grazing by a herd of longhorn cattle (who show extraordinary interest in Ranger Martin’s van!).  All this, and a good sighting of a pair of local buzzards circling overhead!

 

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Today some of us were out pulling ragwort, topping thistles and cutting bracken in glorious weather in the meadows at Tegg’s Nose.  There were lots of lovely wildflowers to spot including orchids and field pansies. Well-deserved ice-creams for all afterwards!

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This past Sunday SACV members were out at the glorious Tegg’s Nose Country Park, where the work was to help keep a meadow clear of bracken, ragwort and thistles in order to maintain a regionally important population of waxcap fungi and the beautiful mountain pansies.  It was a very hot day, so well done to those who were out!  Here are some pictures, courtesy of Martin the ranger.

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