Seven keen volunteers turned out for the first Loon Braes conservation group. After a walk round the site to look at various habitats and issues we talked about plans to turn the site into a Nature Park. This giving an insight into some of the future projects the volunteers could be involved in.
The first task was to remove invasive Himalayan Balsam which is taking over many of the grassy areas, causing the wildflowers to suffer. After getting to know each other, the group got to work clearing a large area of Balsam near the pond. It is important that we clear before it seeds.
This is just the start of the project, with the aim of creating an area which can be a resource for the whole community. We aim to improve the area whilst maintaining and enhancing the great habitats which are already present in the Loon Braes
The Loon-Braes conservation group meets on the last Thursday of the month. Please contact Greenspace Ranger, Alistair Macleod on 01250 871457 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to come along or require more information.