Brynberian Project

 

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Practical Work Carried out to Benefit the Southern Damselfly

Funded by the Wales Biodiversity Partnership
The grant provided money to pay for one day of digger work.  The work was undertaken to restore/enhance Southern Damselfly habitat on Preseli SAC.
 

Brynberian in 2003 Stephen and Anne Coker

The flush in 2003, looking into the background, the flush is hidden in the vegetation.

Brynberian digger Stephen and Anne Coker

The digger scraped back the vegetation in places to open up the flush (March 2012).

 
The work involved manipulation of a stream course to return water to a length of dried up flush that was previously known to be a very good Southern Damselfly flush.  This is within the Brynberian Moor site.
 
In addition to this work, two existing streams were also worked on and a variety of techniques were used to open up the channel where it had become "piped" (roofed over with vegetation and turf).  Numerous sections were opened up in a variety of ways to create shallow, wide watercourses where Southern Damselfly habitat will be able to develop.
 

Brynberian June 2013 Claire Install

June 2013 - the lack of vegetation in the stream indicates that this area has been opened up by the digger.

Brynberian June 2013

June 2013 - you can make out the area of the stream that had become deepcut on the left.          

Brynberian June 2013 Claire Install

June 2013 - in this area, the stream vegetation has started to become established - Marsh St Johns Wort is visable in this photo.

The effects of this work will be monitored to see how the various methods develop over time to see if it is possible to identify the best future restoration methods.
 
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