Speckled Wood on Bramble
Howardian
Local Nature Reserve

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Location Map


Habitats

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Dormice

Birds

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Butterflies

Moths

Fauna list

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& Liverworts


Flora list

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Thinning of Trees and Shrubs,
Scrub Clearance and Cutting

To maintain and further improve the reserve Planting, Hedge Laying, Thinning,
Water Management, Path Maintenance and Habitat Improvement are undertaken.

Scrub clearance ~ 29th Cardiff Scout Group ~ February 2013
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 29th Scouts Group, Pontcanna, Cardiff Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
 29th Scouts Group, Pontcanna, Cardiff
29th Cardiff Scout Group clearing brush to help promote Orchid growth
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 29th Scouts Group, Pontcanna, Cardiff Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
 29th Scouts Group, Pontcanna, Cardiff
Moving cut material for invertebrate habitat
Scout group with cleared area in background

Preparation for Hedge planting ~ February 2013
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   thinning Howardian Local Nature Reserve
   thinning
To let light through, so a hedge can be laid, woodland at the southern edge of Hammond
Way car park was thinned by the Ranger Service, felled material used for habitat augmentation
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  thinning Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
 thinning
Felling trees and log pile
Building Dry Hedge habitat augmentation

Clearing self seeded shrubs from scrape bank ~ January 2013
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   thinning
Cardiff Conservation Volunteers clearing scrub
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 thinning

Self seed clearance from the scrape ~ May 2012
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   thinning
Friends of Howardian LNR cutting access to the scrape
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   thinning Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
  thinning
Cutting and removing
Completed shrub clearance

Opening up the Winter Wetland ~ Winter 2009/10
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  Wetland before thinning Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Wetland before thinning
Wetland after thinning looking East
Wetland after thinning looking West
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  Wetland after thinning looking East Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
  Wetland after thinning looking East
Wetland before thinning looking East
Wetland after thinning looking East

Thinning of trees
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  Thinning of trees Howardian Local Nature Reserve
  Thinning of trees
Sawing base of tree to fell
Timber !!
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  Thinning of trees Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
  Thinning of trees
Fallen tree
Cutting up felled tree

Cutting of Orchid Meadow ~ Every Autumn
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  Orchid Meadow before cutting Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
  Orchid Meadow after cutting

Scrub Clearance North West Corner
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  North West Corner before Scrub Clearance Howardian Local Nature Reserve 
  North West Corner after Scrub Clearance
Before Clearance
After Clearance

All photographs have been taken on the reserve © Friends of Howardian LNR

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