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Littlestone
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Edited Jul 29, 2011, 18:32
Re: Unemployed layabouts leave marks on Avebury stones
Jul 29, 2011, 17:29
Thanks for that Mr S.

Had to Google flystrike to learn summat about it, and it seems it’s not only sheep and rabbits that can be affected – humans too (myiasis). Not a pleasant condition, and one that can lead to death. Given that the stones are touched, hugged and... oh yes, frequently climbed... by adults and children alike this could be a health issue no-one’s thought about (as well as an inappropriate use of a WHS).

Actually, it occurs to me why bother to keep the grass cut anyway? Why not leave it to evolve into natural meadow, with accompanying wildflowers and wildlife? There would always be enough visitors to the site to create pathways to the main points of interest while the rest could be left alone.
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