Castle Hill Nature Reserve Chessington
|Castle Hill Nature Reserve|
|Female brown hairstreak|
Here are the results of the 'Living Woodlands' project eighteen months after works. The woodland has an open feel and the understorey has taken off. The wood is good for butterflies such as the female brown hairstreak found this morning 28.8.14
On Tuesday 13.3.12 a volunteer from the Lower Mole Project informed participants about the recent management project at Castle Hill Nature Reserve in Chessington. The Lower Mole project have been clearing scrub and undertaking tree work at the Horton CP entrance, in order to clear areas for planting hazel whips. The compartments are then surrounded by deer fencing until they are sufficiently strong to withstand deer browsing.This will bring a portion of the wood back into traditional coppice management.