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Winter work parties

5 November, 2014
The work parties at Heyshott escarpment have been running since October, though we have lost quite a few days due to inclement weather. We meet mostly on Wednesday mornings when MDT and Butterfly Conservation members join forces to maintain existing habitat and create new areas for the primulas to grow. Primroses and cowslips are the foodplant of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, which is the object of the conservation work. Belted Galloway Cattle were moved onto the hill for a period to graze and create the optimum grassland for primulas.
October 1, 2014:

Belted Galloway Cattle

5 November, 2014:

11 November, 2014:

16 December, 2014:

14 January, 2014:

early primrose

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