A Pond (more or less)

One of the parts of the current improvement project on the reserve is the digging of  a new dipping pond behind the Education Centre. You may ask why we need a new one when we already have one. The answer is the old one has a leak and needs repair, but to do this it needs draining and so will mean we would have no pond for dipping for perhaps a year. The new pond will allow us to effect the repair and eventually to have two ponds, which will mean that neither gets too disturbed as we will be able to spread the dipping activity between them. Below are a series of shots showing the pond developing up to today, when it is about half full of water thanks to a bit of much needed rain.

 

Just starting

pond work starts

pond work

pond digging

The pond moving on

pond progress

pond filling

The project is funded by the Veolia Environmental Trust.

vet-logo

Next week work should start on installation of the new Tern Hide, so watch this space for further updates.

I know I probably overdid the bittern pictures last night but here is one from this morning anyway!

bittern

Bittern in the sunshine

1 thought on “A Pond (more or less)

  1. Showing off with the Bittern now, that’s a fab photo. So great that Veolia have funded the pond! The work is looking great, well done 😉

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