Chelworth Update

After a very wet winter and spring, we could only find dandelions at the solar farm last week. We expect wildflowers to start growing soon but we can’t expect the site to recover quickly from the pounding (and ponding!) it has taken. We are looking to gradual improvement and restoration over an extended period.

Good news is that we are going to get the sheep back which will be grazing the site; we have installed two new cattle trough for when they arrive (see third picture below). We also have good news about the pond (a 5 star hotel for newts), it is now complete with a wood pile for insects and a stone heap for reptiles.

 

Chelworth Solar Farm Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy

 

Chelworth Solar Farm Wiltshire Wildlife Community Energy Horses 20160506_102703