volunteers tackle sea buckthorn spread in Berrow dunes
day of conservation work took place in Berrow dunes on Sunday
(March 8th) during a day of sea buckthorn scrub clearance.
Conservation Volunteers joined a team from Bristol University
Conservation Group for their annual visit to the Berrow Dunes
Nature Reserve, to undertake the work.
its introduction less than a century ago, the sea buckthorn has
spread over about half of the reserve, leading to the loss of
much of the species-rich grassland habitat," Janette Burton,
Sedgemoor District Council's Landscape Officer, pictured centre,
Dunes has long been recognised as an important area for nature
conservation. The reserve, owned and managed by Sedgemoor District
Council, is included within the Berrow Dunes Site of Special Scientific
Interest. The site supports one of the most diverse floras in
Somerset, with at least 270 species of flowering plants.
More information about conservation events like this at Berrow
Dunes are available by calling Sedgemoor District Councils
Landscape Officer on 0845 408 2540.
Andrea Johnson, Janette Burton and Bob Corns at Sunday's event