Sunday, 22 May 2016

Cannon Hill hedgerow

The hedge at Cannon Hill is in fine form for the 7th growing year since laying in Winter 2010
Alder buckthorn is thriving, providing food plant for the Brimstone butterfly

The width of the hedge is now around 2.5 metres, developing the habitat, which consists of more than the shrubs.

The density of the hedge, together with its shading and sheltering potential, currently makes it particularly suitable for nesting birds such as Blackbird, Song Thrush and Dunnock. Nests from previous years can be seen during winter.

As the hedge grows, and thus thins out at the base, laying will be considered once again, this should occur around 2020.



For a jolly good account on hedgerows this latest publication is well worth a read
Hedgerow fingerpost
Many wildflowers grow alongside and underneath the overhang - the last count recorded around 40 different plant species.
Hawthorn in bloom, May 2016





1 comment:

  1. I'm really pleased and proud at what we've done for this hedgerow, and the flora and fauna associated with it! Its a joy to see! Well done to all who helped make this come true!

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