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Eco Club, Tap and Toads

Saturday, March 26th 2011

Eco Club met today, we talked about how the lake had looked last month and viewed the finished excavations from the new bridge. The children also watched a flock of 47 Whooper Swans fly over the reserve. The group learned how the weir and sluice gate work and that the water is controlled by a 100 year old pipe and valve.

Eco club on the lake bridge

Their first job was to help to turn off the tap so that the newly shaped lake can fill.  

Eco club turn off the tap

They accomplished this with lots of effort and with help from Brian!  After many, many turns the water finally stopped flowing through the pipe, well done everyone!

Eco club fill the lake

After refreshments we went toad hunting and saw several different coloured toads in the ponds. The newly hatched tiny tadpoles of the frogs were examined too. A good time was had by all and special thanks go to Elizabeth yet again for all her hard work preparing the session and sharing her knowledge.


 Looking at teh tadpoles

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