Pond Maintenance

Tuesday, August 27th 2013

The ponds on the wetland have become choked with thick vegetation this summer leaving virtually no open water for wildfowl and wading birds. Volunteers spent time today working in glorious sunshine to clear some of this away.  You can see from this 'before' picture how thick the rushes and reeds had become.

By lunchtime everyone had worked up a healthy appetite as the first pond had almost been cleared.  After lunch work started on a second pond; by the end of the day this too was finished.  The plants we have removed have been left on the banks to drain and allow any invertebrates to find their way back into the water before they are cleared off site.

Thanks to everyone for getting stuck in and working so hard today, I hope your wellies will have dried out in time for next week!


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