Clearance on the Oxford Canal

Published: Friday, 26 March 2010

BRITISH contractors have cleared a 580 metres by four metres wide strip along the Oxford Canal at Fenny Compton.

Not alas the vegetation by the waterway, but as a new habitat for butterflies together in partnership with the Butterfly Conservation Society, to support the  Grizzled Skipper.

Perfect plant

Together with its ecologists and volunteers from the society, Butterfly Conservation Society will be putting the final touches to the new habitat by planting Kidney Vetch  at the site, regarded as the perfect plant for butterflies.

As well as clearing the area of overgrown plants and weeds, four large butterfly banks have been created, where it is hoped the butterflies will bask in the sun.