See ground-breaking project in the Brecks from above

Breaking New Ground and Norfolk Wildlife Trust along with Norfolk County Council are working on a gr

Breaking New Ground and Norfolk Wildlife Trust along with Norfolk County Council are working on a ground disturbance programme at Brandon Heath to try and increase bird, plant and invertebrate populations. The work involves diggers scraping areas of ground to reveal bare mineral soil. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

Take a look at this bird's eye view of a ground-breaking environmental project taking place in the Brecks.

Managed by Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership, the programme of ground scraping at Brandon Heath is designed to reinvigorate the soil and encourage rare plant species back to the area.

In scraping off the top layer of nutrient-rich soil, on which hardy grasses and mosses thrive, more delicate native species such as heathers are able to take root in the poorer soil underneath.

The heath will eventually have around 60 10m scrapes on its surface, which are barely visible at ground level.

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