Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Verges Most Pure*
If you want to see some more natural and more wild land find a verge. These are the only places left in much of the country where vegetation gets to go its own way
Even in such places that needs to be qualified. There is some spraying on verges of certain roads and seasonal cutting after the spring flowers have passed. None the less around here the difference between managed land and these ungrazed edges is startling.
So why has the lesson not been learned? Farmed land dedicated to food production at least has that excuse. But large tracts of public land as on Burbage and the grazed enclosure on Blacka have no interest on the ground unless it's livestock faeces that thrills you.
Away from the sheep and cattle flowers have their chance.