Waterworks on the Reserve

Wednesday, November 21st 2018

Today has been a day for all things water, with the rain to top it all off. Willie has been busy continuing work rebuilding the dams in the Cascading Ponds. He has been draining the ponds (which has been an ongoing task with the heavy rainfall over the last couple of days), and will be rebuilding them using clay and large wooden sleepers. 

Meanwhile at the other end of the Lake, work is being undertaken to replace the hand rails in front of the Lake Hide, another job which isn't made any easier in the rain, especially with the lake being higher than usual. 

And on the other side of the reserve again on the Wetland, we have cleared a large pile of reeds which were pulled from the pond a couple of weeks ago. The reeds were left to dry out on the side to allow any pond dwellers to escape back into the pond before being removed. 


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