From Fog to Frog

Thursday, March 7th 2013

The lake was shrouded in mist this morning and as you can see the Mallard have been prospecting the duck raft!

Fog

The number of birds on the lake is slowly increasing as the vegetation returns after the re-profiling work that was carried out two years ago as part of the Higher Level Stewardship scheme.

Mallard

The final (honest)! pollarding along the net rides was completed and Silver Birch and willow were cut back to encourage new growth. The fire needed a few magic puffs of dragon breath to get it going!

Dragon Breath!

The fire was soon roaring and the smoke billowed away.

Fire

Over the winter months routine pond maintenance was carried out and a new pond was created close to the main path.

New pond

The work party didn't disturb the frog population who were competing with the chainsaw in terms of noise!

Frogs and Fire

As you can see below there is already a lot of frog spawn.

Frogspawn

The frogs were very inquisitive and popped their heads up to see who was taking their photographs!

Frogs

Several of them were very brightly coloured. They are Common Frogs but just happen to be red!

Red Frog

Something else unusual was spotted today, four men in the kitchen doing the washing up!

Rare Sighting


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