Terraced Pools Update

Monday, December 1st 2014

The terraced pools that were dug above the lake earlier this year have taken well. Vegetation grew around them.  Invertebrates were abundant during the summer months both in the water and on the land.   Dippers and Grey Wagtails have been seen feeding along the edges of the ponds, whilst Kingfishers have also been spotted.

Time was spent today strimming off rushes that have grown where the ground was disturbed. These invasive species can produce up to 20,000 seeds from one plant, and can cause a problem around new water bodies. Cutting back the rushes and grasses helps to control their growth as well as reducing the cover of dominant species, encouraging a more diverse ground flora to develop.

They have certainly come on well since they were created in March!

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