The Hard Work Pays Off

Friday, August 16th 2013

Late summer is one of the best times to visit the reserve. With almost 100 species of plant in flower the colours are incredible. Especially so on the heathland where the heather is out in full bloom.

Heather

Everywhere, the results of the winters toil is evident. Earlier this year staff and volunteers cut a section of the reedbed to encourage new growth.

Cutting_reeds

As can be seen below, this was a huge success and as a result Sedge Warblers were able to breed here this year.

Reed bed

Another habitat that has been improved greatly is an area of willow that was coppiced over the winter months.

Willow

The willow has recovered well and this summer has seen perfect conditions for the new growth. Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Robin have all been observed here along with hundreds of dragonflies and butterflies making all of the hard work worthwhile.

Willow


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