A major job involved clearing Elder, Sambucus nigra. A few insects such as the rather pretty micro-moth Elderberry Pearl, Anania coronata, make use of the leaves and twigs and of course the berries are so enjoyed by birds that in the season their droppings are frequently stained purple. Nevertherless on balance they are of no great importance for wildlife. Some fairly big specimens had to go.
Elder logs piled up by elderly people at the pocket park gates. Byfield.
23 March, 2018
Chris demonstrates advanced seed-sowing skills on a suitable bank.
Byfield, 23 March, 2018