Cutting Blackthorn in the Meadow

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A great big thank you to the volunteers of the South Downs National Park seen here on Saturday cutting back the strip of blackthorn on the eastern border of Pheasant Field. We were lucky enough to have a visit from Butterfly Conservation’s Neil Hulme who helped us to devise a four-year rotational plan for blackthorn management in Pheasant Field particularly for the rare Brown Hairstreak butterfly (see our posts of 26th September 2016 and 8th January 2015 below). Pheasant Field is a great opportunity to form habitats for Brown Hairstreaks and we look forward to seeing more of them in the coming years.

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