Friday, 7 March 2014

Aggregate Industries' answer for the dormice - an 'escape route'

No seriously. Contractors have planted this 'hedge' with hazel and honeysuckle to act as a 'corridor' for dormice at Straitgate Farm to escape. And one day it might be a hedge, but by then, after years of quarrying, there would be no dormice left to use it anyway. In truth, it's nothing more than a 'tick-box' hedge; an attempt to convince Natural England that this species, a species on the edge of extinction, has been 'taken care of'. But dormice live in trees and ancient hedgerows - not twigs and tubes.