Mulch ado about Pennyroyal

3 Goodgymers helped their local community in Windsor and Maidenhead
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Windsor and Maidenhead

Saturday 30th April 2022

Report written by Tara Isherwood

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Three goodgymers headed to a small but highly important piece of grazing land today. The land owned by Eton College is designated as a SSSI, because of the presence of a rare and declining plant called the Pennyroyal. As a consequence, the management of scrub is highly important to enable the Pennyroyal to thrive. It grows in the halo of a damp divot in the ground in a unique habitat.

Our task is to support Nature Bureau to clear the scrub. The task involved working to load cuttings into wheelbarrows and relocate the eco piles into the lower field, south of the hedgerow/drainage ditch. We were supported by other local volunteers which was heaps of fun with encouragement from the resident wildlife.

It is a beautiful location we enjoyed pitch forking in and the weather made it a really memorable task.


Session Leader
Attendees
Julian Nichols
Tara Isherwood
Amy L
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Devon Davies
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Amy L
Amy L (she/her)

Sat 30th Apr 2022 at 3:27pm

Great task and lovely to see Tara and meet Julian 😊

Julian Nichols

Sun 1st May 2022 at 9:00am

Great to meet you Amy and Tara!