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Great news from La Brenne about our Fritillary clearing!

We have just received photos of this season’s fantastic display of Snakeshead Fritillaries in the woodland clearing we created in La Touche reserve. Over a period of several years we cleared the ash and oak trees that had colonised this former damp meadow and every year the Fritillaries seem to have spread further across the […]

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Giant steps for the community at Cerne Abbas

The EuCAN volunteers of the Cerne Valley Project in Dorset created new steps to enable visitors to the downs to get onto the lower slopes without tumbling head over heels. On the same day, approaching 600 metres of rusty barbed wire was collected from a broken unused fenceline beside the public footpath and rolled up […]

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EuCAN Milverton Volunteers task at Holme Moor SSSI

Each year the EuCAN Milverton Volunteers visit Holme Moor SSSI to cut and rake off a proportion of the saw sedge to prevent this important habitat evolving into deciduous woodland. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part! The photos can be seen on this link on the EuCAN Flickr site.

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EuCAN Somerset Volunteers at Otterhead Lakes, nr Taunton

This was our fourth visit to Otterhead Lakes and we so nearly completed our task of clearing out the fallen laural and willow branches and trunks from the old leat. This manmade channel used to supply water to the water mill in the outbuildings of the large house that stood at Otterhead until its demolition […]

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Somerset group clear a N Dorset Medieval Drove

The Blackmore Vale in North Dorset is crisscrossed by a network of ancient drove routes which would in former times have been used to move animals onto the common lands where they were grazed and off to the markets where they were sold. Many of these beautiful routes are now totally neglected and overgrown. Caphays […]

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