The great pyramids of Newborough

Mmm. That doesn’t sound quite right, and it certainly doesn’t look right!

Newborough's new pyramids

Newborough’s new pyramids

Early this spring, NRW and their contractors brought out their big toys – excavators, bulldozers and tipper trucks – to continue with their resculpting of the duneland.  These sculptures are the result of their trying to make nature do as they think she ought.

These “pyramids” have been created to the south east of the forest – at the end of the path that runs from the Marram Grass car park. They’re accompanied by a huge scrape.

This is how it looked in 2013 - the last dune before the sea at the end of the path from the Marram Grass car park

This is how it looked in 2013 – the last dune before the sea at the end of the path from the Marram Grass car park

...and this is how it looks now

…and this is how it looks now

...and the giant scrape that accompanies them

…and the giant scrape that accompanies them

It’s ironic that the work is being done to “help rare plants and insects such as … mining bees” as the area which has been trashed was a very active one for the little mining bees to burrow in and they will have been unceremoniously scraped out of their winter sleep:(

Also gone for now are the many orchids, centaury, coltsfoot and other lovely plants that made the zone so attractive to people and wildlife. Fingers crossed that it recovers soon.

A view from the forest edge

A view from the forest edge

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