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From Water Voles to Sharks

Tuesday, August 13th 2013

Pruning, strimming, filing, weeding and checking cattle were some of the tasks for team Tuesday. Twenty volunteers lent a hand to keep their favourite nature reserve ticking over and looking good for visitors. After mowing the lawn John carried out the butterfly transect and found many species still on the wing. He noted that Speckled Wood are down on numbers compared to last year when they were seen in their hundreds. A highlight of his survey today was an unusual sighting (for the time of year) of a female Common Blue.

mowing

Several people worked hard in one of the ponds to remove non-native pond weed. Jude was very much thrown in 'at the deep end' with the only pair of waders.

Crassula

The dams that create ponds which are very popular with Water Voles were repaired.

Shark in the Park

The 'Voley ponds' as they are known to volunteers have now been re-named as the 'Sharky ponds'!

Dam

The water was building nicely behind the new feature dam by the end of the afternoon and only time will tell if the new structure has the desired effect. Watch this space!


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