Barren Strawberry

Monday, March 28th 2011

Barren Strawberry is one of the latest flowers to be added to the observation board.

The lake continues to fill up and this morning the water was flowing over the top of the sluice gate once again. You can see in the photo below Colin replacing one of the wooden slats to help the water level to build up even higher.

colin working on the wier

When the lake was checked this evening  a few more inches of water were needed to flow over the first slat.  The toads were croaking and swimming over many areas of the lake and a Greylag Goose was investigating the small island.

Greylag Goose on the island

Pupils from Alverton Primary school came as part of their Forest School learning and they learned how to use a bow saw to cut up small logs. They enjoyed being out in the sunshine as did many other visitors. The elusive Otters were not seen today but watch this space as the race is on to get the first photographic evidence!


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