We are pleased to say we will be back working at the South Pond on August 1st 10.0 – 12.0 Do come and join us. Please be aware of social distancing and if possible please bring your own gloves and drink.
We started the year by cutting back and clearing the small island to encourage low growth of plants around the beautiful Swamp Cyprus Tree. This meant we had to use our flat bottomed boat for access and clearance.
We also cleared some of the unwanted plants from the mud banks and the Grange Bank.
A bit of fun as well as hard work !
In March we sowed thousands of Yellow Rattle plants which weaken the grass allowing the wild flowers to grow on The Grange Bank. This picture shows the yellow rattle flowers just opening in May.
These are some of the photos taken by volunteers during the Covid19 lockdown. So the Heron was taken enjoying an enormous fish in April.The water lilies started to flower in May and grow well which we planted to encourage wildlife and protection for them from ducks and geese.In June the Egyptian Geese who first arrived this year had their second brood of chicks.
July and the goslings have grown and the flowers look lovely.
So do come and join the volunteers as we meet again on August 1st at 10.0 – 12.0 at the wooden bridge, South Pond.