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Moving Water and Ponies

Monday, November 14th 2016

The sun had trouble coming out today, it actually felt like a Monday morning.

One of the first jobs of the day was to fix a Water Vole hole, which like I mentioned before in earler blogs can put water where we do not want it! In this case the leak was obvious, and made for an easy fix, but in the past finding the leaks which are under water is not so easy.

The new arrivals, the two Exmoor Ponies, seem to fit in really well, munching some of the ground cover both the sheep and the cows shunned. Surprisingly they seem to enjoy the spikey Gorse. The photo below was taken on the weekend.

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Although the two horses have only been on the Wetland for the weekend their hooves were really making an impact, so it was decided to move them into Plovers Pool near-by (below pic).

After a few manual jobs were carried out we were blown into the office to complete some admin jobs which had been waiting for the right weather conditions.

Thank you to David and John who were busy sorting our Field Centre monitor and cameras.


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