Over the last few years the pools have become choked by Reedmace, so it was time to do something about it so Moorhens have room to swim and Kingfisher room to dive.
We are most grateful that RBC Open Spaces Department was able to help in a big way by providing machine and operator to do the digging out.
This just leaves us volunteers the task of tidying up around the pools and clearing up removed Willow branches now lying on the platform over the next few weeks.
If you would like to help please make contact via Amanda Evans at WWT Phone 02476 302 912 Amanda.Evans@wkwt.org.uk
or chat to us when you see us working. Dates on the website.
Grasslands on the old platform which has some interesting wild flowers will soon recover as the season warms up.
The opportunity was taken to scrape out Path Pool just to the south of the platform, which was also choked with Reedmace. This was a favourite frog spawning pool until recent years as the water warms up quicker than other areas where the water has a flow.
We may have to wait until next year to see if they return here as the work is very fresh and plants need time to recolonize
by Phil Parr