Voley Ponds

Wednesday, October 8th 2014

Over time all ponds can become clogged with vegetation and periodically need clearing out. This helps to maintain the water quality while controlling the more dominant species. With waders on we soon got stuck in today clearing Reedmace, rushes and weed from the  upper 'voley' pond.  This pond was the first to be constructed on the reserve over the winter 1992/3.

The pond seemed to grow in size as we tugged and pulled and once again found the edges.

After a few hours hard work it was looking much better. Once the silt has settled we will be able to see the creatures lurking in the depths.

Known as the 'Voley Ponds' these ponds are one of the sites where Water Voles were released and regularly seen in 2009. We are planning on setting up a feeding station here to help visitors catch site of these elusive mammals. If you have any old apples please bring them in for Ratty!


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mike hallaf responded on 9th Oct 2014 with...

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well done looks a lot better   after all your hard work

 

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