Still Wet

Friday, June 29th 2012

The reed bed is continuing to thrive and is growing well.  Next year the remainder of the area will be cut back.  Very little water can be seen through the thick reeds now but the Moorhen has been heard calling.  This habitat suits her and any chicks she may have.

Reed Bed

After one of the rain showers this morning all the vegetation had their accompanying water droplets and some on the leaves of the reeds appeared to be defying gravity!

Water droplets on a reed leaf

Filling in the rabbit holes along the paths and raking them, pruning the evergrowing branches was all work carried out by David who volunteered today.  Thank you for your continued help.

Some of the Common Spotted Orchids may not be Common Spotted but may be hybrids? - observations, hand lens, photographs, discussions and reference books, will all be needed over the next few days!

A Common Spotted Orchid?

The team heading north reported that it was very wet!

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