looking very good and watery! (photo was taken before the storm)


Wherever water collects, it creates opportunities for life.

In the field near the wetlands area, the ponds and scrapes that were created this year have been collecting water.

These man-made, temporary sort of features will naturally dry up in some weathers, but are a valuable habitat for creatures such as invertebrates, wading birds and plants that like boggy conditions. 

We were not sure how well they would fill up, but as you can see here they are encouragingly holding the water for some time.

For further wetland conservation info: https://www.wwt.org.uk/discover-wetlands/wetlands/ditches-and-scrapes/

…and looking even more watery now, after the storm…

Photo: David Armitage