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Ponies at Plover’s Pool

Friday, April 13th 2018

Steve had an interesting time finding the ponies let alone feeding them yesterday afternoon. It turns out that one of the gates from the Moorland onto the Hay Meadow had been left open sometime after lunch, and the ponies had taken it upon themselves to move to Plover's Pool a week earlier than planned.

This meant removing the hay spread on the Moorland first thing and bringing it over to Plover's Pool for breakfast.

Next on the list was to put up new signs on all five of the Plover's Pool gates in the hope that there will be no more unscheduled, self-guided Pony tours of the reserve in the future.

As ever, Lark remained cautious of the closed gates, whilst Taurus couldn't care less of the risk of being corralled if there was food involved.

After all of the relevant Pony related activities were completed it was back to the Heath to clear up after the work carried out yesterday

After removing all of the brash down to the bullet catcher I managed to get distracted by the verges outside of the Heath paddocks and decided to tackle the vegetation that was starting to crowd out the Heather there. 

There's still a fair bit left to do, but it's a start. You can already imagine how wonderful it will look when the Heather is in bloom and the bees are busy gathering pollen from it.

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