What a pity that West Sussex County Council decided to mow the grass verges – the complete length of the river cycle path – so early in the year.
It seems to have taken place in August, when many wild flower species are still in bloom. These provide a valuable source of nectar for butterflies and bees and a home for many mini-beasts.
Perhaps next year the council could leave the mow until at least October.
I hope so.
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