The grass is getting higher on our nature reserves. The grass cutting season is here and it's strimming time! These last weeks, we have been clearing the picnic area at Balloo Wetland Nature Reserve, as well as the paths around our reserves.
Grazing and mowing is essential to the maintenance of the balance and diversity in meadows and grasslands. Recently we started preparing the land for the cattle to return to Bog Meadows. This year, we are changing the water troughs in the fields for the cows – that come back in May – and part of our work was preparing the area, to move those heavy drinkers to their places.
From time to time, we have to maintain the fences on our nature reserves. There's a lot of fences to replace and work to do at Slievenacloy!
Sometimes the weather allows us to do something a little more relaxed, like painting some of the fences at Bog Meadows.