Scything Route 77

Eat your heart out Poldark... this is how it is done!

Eat your heart out Poldark… this is how it is done!

A group of Sustrans volunteers sharpened their scythes to regenerate wild flower meadow land along the cycle track behind the Inveralmond Industrial Estate during October.  The group have been focusing their efforts on a five mile stretch of traffic free National Cycle Route 77, beyond the North Inch, over the last year, as part of  the Sustrans ‘Greener Greenways’ project. The project aims to protect and enhance biodiversity along the cycle route.

Volunteers have been given extensive training in species identification, including mammals, amphibians, bees, butterflies, birds, lichen,  fungi, trees, wild flowers and cyclists. Regular surveys throughout the year contribute to a Biodiversity Management Plan and some fun work days.

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