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Spreading Wildflower Love at Peckmill Scout Wood

Date: 9th Sep 2023 Author: Mike Sinfield

Every year, we allow our meadow to grow naturally throughout the spring and summer. This encourages wildlife such as insects and amphibians, which is great when we’re teaching our Beavers, Cubs and Scouts about nature. Eventually however, the grasses and wildflowers get too long (over 6 feet!) and need to be cut. We usually wait until late August or early September, just before the start our our autumn term, to do this. We use a large flail for the cutting, which spreads the wildflower seed all around the site. Since we purchased Peckmill Scout Wood in 2019, there have been more flowers on the meadow every year.

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