Boundary House Fen, Saturday 6th November, 2021
This week's blog was written by session leader and volunteer, Sally, and supplemented with photos by volunteer, Mags.
Yesterday, ten ardent Green Gymmers returned to Boundary House Fen on Frilford Heath Golf Course SSSI to carry on with the autumn cut and rake of reed in order to allow light and prevent the build-up of nutrients. Fens are spring fed and as the water percolates through a chalk layer, it forms tufa on the surface, which makes them slightly alkaline and therefore the flora and fauna are specially adapted for these conditions. Only Norfolk, Anglesey and Oxfordshire boast alkaline fens in this country, which makes them even more precious. Fens are also better carbon stores than woodland. It therefore seemed even more fitting that we were working on this site on the Global Day of Climate Justice!
|The pile growing taller than Rosie!|
|Rosie then fights the reeds for trying to surpass her|
|Three musketeers! Feat. the pink-wellied birthday girl!|
|The great (as opposed to grim) reaper|
|Adrian introduces the newest member of ABG: a mushroom|
|Woman of the Wet Welly|
|Home for a well earned bath|