Raking it in

After the excitement of the Autumn Bird Race a group of bittern-inspired, hotdog-warmed stalwarts turned their attention to raking-up cut vegetation on the eastern section of Ely Common. This is part of a long-term programme with the Wildlife Trust and ECDC to restore the site’s flower-rich meadow – removing nutrients and scarifying the exposed soil so that it can be sown with seed from Chettisham Meadow. Fantastic teamwork plus the lure of flapjacks meant we finished just as the drizzle started, so the Wildlife Trust can now seed the site before the winter frosts set in. Many thanks to everyone who turned up.