Posted by Andy Byfield, Plantlife's Landscape Conservation Manager
|The fen orchid. Image © Tim Pankhurst|
Last year, Plantlife coordinated the clearance of over three hectares of dunescape in the hope of exposing sufficient bare sand to kick-start natural duneland erosion, an as I write this the diggers are in expanding the area to a vast 10 hectares – by far the largest example of sand dune rejuvenation ever undertaken in Britain.
And not surprisingly, the media have been keen to find out just what is going on. I have just returned from filming a forthcoming BBC Countryfile item about our work with Matt Baker and his team from the BBC. If you want to know more, tune into BBC One this coming Sunday evening (27th January).