March 9, 2015
Conservation volunteers tackle sea buckthorn spread in Berrow dunes

A day of conservation work took place in Berrow dunes on Sunday (March 8th) during a day of sea buckthorn scrub clearance.

Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers joined a team from Bristol University Conservation Group for their annual visit to the Berrow Dunes Nature Reserve, to undertake the work.

"Since 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, told

Berrow 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 Council’s Landscape Officer on 0845 408 2540.

Pictured: Andrea Johnson, Janette Burton and Bob Corns at Sunday's event


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