Teeming with Life

Thursday, August 9th 2012

Eighteen months on from the re-profiling work at the lake and the area is looking beautiful. From the bridge at the head of the water, shoals of small fish can be seen. The Kingfisher has been sighted several times this week.

Lake in August

The wetland is teeming with dragonflies and damselflies and today three  Buzzards were seen wheeling high above the reserve.

Wetland in August

Work will begin soon to manage this habitat ready for the next spring when it is hoped that wading birds will be encouraged to return.

Wetland pool

The Belted Galloway cattle are helping to manage the moorland just adjacent to the wetland. In a few weeks time the wetland will be grazed by livestock too.

Galloway

China Mark moths are in abundance out on the wetland.

China Mark Moth

Eyebright is just one of the many flowers out on the moorland benefitting from the management practises.

Eyebright

This Orb Spider was seen again on a moorland gate.

Orb Spider

The bird seed crop is growing well as can be seen below.

Seed

Mel was busy today varnishing the bird ringing room. This room will be put back together with all of the furniture being replaced by the time the bird ringers return on Sunday.

Decorating

Tony and David continued their work on the re-wiring of foot bridges too

Volunteers


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