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Wonderful Water

Wednesday, July 25th 2018

For today's Wonderful Water event I gave a number of options, with Dam building, Pooh sticks and Pond Dipping proving most popular.

After spending some time discovering the way in which water will flow past (and often through) obstacles, we took a leisurely walk down to Risedale Beck to play Pooh Sticks and to take a look at the old Mallard nest by the bridge.

Continuing on along the Green route, past the Ponies and Heathland we made our way to the Scrapes where we tried our hand at Pond Dipping before taking some of the things we caught along to the Rivers 2 U Lab parked up at the lay-by.

We spent the rest of the event learning all about leaky dams, Beavers and bank stabilisation courtesy of the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust mobile 'Rivers 2 U Lab', which will be making a return to Foxglove on Wednesday 22nd August for all those that missed it today.

The rest of the day has been given over to numerous odd jobs including strimming the verges of the boardwalks down through the Scrapes and Pillwort translocation from the Wetland onto Plovers Pool.


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