Hedgerows are a popular and attractive feature of many localities. Well-managed, they are vital wildlife habitats. For birds, they provide nesting sites in spring and summer insect food throughout the year, as well as seeds and berries in late summer and autumn.
Often, hedgerows are cut or flailed at the wrong time of year, and/or flailed excessively. Support from Restore Our Planet enabled the RSPB to mobilise 2,000 letter writers. They were provided with background information and encouraged to write to local authorities to call for better practice in hedgerow management.
Hope Farm, Knapwell.
Photo: © Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)