WILD AREA CUT

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Staying in the same location of the last entry in this Wom Brook Weblog, the same section of ground leading down to the Wom Brook was cut by the South Staffordshire Council earlier in October, in keeping with what can only be described as a centuries’ old tradition of cutting and harvesting long grass for winter animal feed and bedding.

That wasn’t the reason for cutting back the area of grass land that had almost been left fallow, but in order to encourage new growth next spring, and thus consolidate and maintain the re-establishment of scarcer forms of plant life that under the previous regime of cutting, never had a chance to grow.

Such a wild area also re-establishes a habitat for mini-beasts, which in turn will attract other species to the area.

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