Saturday, February 21st 2015

Early morning sun was just catching parts of the bank and trees along Risedale Beck.

Sun catching the trees

At this time of year the reeds are brown but still look spectacular against a blue sky.

The reed bed

Several of the net rides have been pollarded.  Their stark winter plumage will turn green once spring arrives.

A pollarded net ride

The coppicing of the willow carr has now been completed and this has opened up many different views of the reserve.

View of part of the coppiced willow carr

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