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Early Frogspawn

Steve Wright’s pictures of the first frogs spawning in Reservoir Pond, plus one from Phil.  A couple of days earlier this year.  

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Ashlawn Update 7-3-15

Frogs spawning, pictures & report by Phil Parr Steve Batt spotted the first pair of frogs mating on a warm 23rd February but then the weather returned cold with frosts, so nothing was seen until Sarah Parr spotted a few on 2nd March mating in the path flood pool by Ashlawn Bridge and good numbers […]

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Ashlawn Update 10th Feb 15

Report & pictures from Phil, A frosty first day of the month saw six hearty souls from our Rugby Group down towards the south end of the reserve trimming and laying hedges. The hedges act as windbreaks for the breezes that power up the Rainsbrook Valley and we keep the them low to avoid shading. […]

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as if we needed proof….

Regularly sightings of the Kingfisher are confirmed!

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Further work @ Pytchley Marsh

For details of the latest work carried out on the Marsh, see Pytchley Marsh restoration part two

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More Marsh Activity

More areas are cleared this week

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Plethora of Pytchley plants

After yesterday’s work party, we took time to admire the ever changing Marsh.  Many Dragonfly and Damselfly were attracted to the receding waters, green, red and blue were spotted.  One pair were even egg laying!      

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Pytchley Marsh @ Easter

The Moorhen has returned to the Marsh, & a Chiffchaff’s plaintive 2 note call was heard nearby. 

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Pytchley Marshes

I just wanted to say thank you & WELL DONE! We just went for a walk along the Great Central Walk old railway line & saw all the work you’ve been doing down there on Pytchley Marshes….FANTASTIC! It looks great! It’s brilliant: the chopping back you have done will let light in & encourage even […]

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Pytchley Marsh clearance

The marsh has become rather overgrown affecting species.  Work is to commence on 6th February to redress the problem.  Further information is available.  See Work in Progress Pytchley Marsh Jan 2012-1 .

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