A Very Wet Task

Thursday, October 19th 2017

Foxglove volunteers were busy clearing out the excessive growth of Bulrush and Branched Bur-reed from some of the wetland ponds.  If these plants were not removed then the ponds would become totally overgrown providing a suitable habitat for other species like willow to grow.  Our wetland ponds are very special and require much work to ensure they retain their unique flora and fauna.  This is not an easy task and a rather messy and muddy one.

Working in the pond

As the day progressed so the amount of water to be seen increased. 

Clearing the plant grwoth

By the end of the day the pond looked like a pond again.

The cleared pond

Thank you very much for all your hard work.

There was a surprise visitor to the moor, in the shape of a very handsome Swaledale tup.  Not all of the ewes looked impressed.

Handsome Swaledale tup

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