Fruit Salad

Friday, August 5th 2016

Over the last few days we have been investigating what else our Water voles like to eat. Websites state that Water voles have been recorded eating 227 different species of plant. So we decided to offer them a number of tasty treats. Options have been strawberries, blackberries, grapes and carrots. However, the photos below show the evidence that they are really not interested in what we had hoped would be a tasty alternative, and have left the other options to rot, instead continuing to munch their way quite happily through their less interesting apples!

All over the reserve signs are starting to appear that summer is racing on. These Hazelnuts are almost fully formed, although are still a little way from turning brown yet.

Other jobs today included catching up on a lot of not very interesting paperwork, ordering more stock to sell in the field centre, mowing the garden, fixing the boardwalk and checking the net rides. Roger took the canoe out on the lake, as we needed to run a line across the water.

Colin very helpfully came in to fill all the bird feeders ready for bird ringing on Saturday. This is no mean feat and takes a good couple of hours!


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