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CROW (Conserve Reading on Wednesdays)
Wednesday, 5th July 2017
Decoy Heath, Silchester ~ Path clearance

The purpose was primarily to improve access for those surveying butterflies at this BBOWT reserve.

With the temperature at around 31°C this was not a task for the faint hearted.

"A colony of ants swarming on a clump of bare ground"

A previously impenetrable path now cleared

Picnic site.

"We camped in a lovely picnic spot shaded by birch and willow where one of two White Admirals entertained us regularly and several Silver-washed Fritillaries were around too."

Despite the heat by the end of the task most of the path around the butterfly transect had been cleared.

Created: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Photographs: David Hume, John Lerpiniere