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20th March 2019
Watermead CP Work Party
A second session of reed bed management took place at WCP on March 20th. Reed was cut and cleared to help the area remain wet. Thanks to Russell, Linda, Iain, and Peter for their efforts.
near hurricane conditions eight brave conservation heroes braved the flooded
reedbed at Watermead CP. With Dale's guidance we were able to rake off
a large area of cut reed. If this dead reed was allowed to accumulate
the reedbed would dry out. Species such as Bittern, Water Rail, and Reed
Warbler prefer wet reedbed as there is more food available.
29th January 2019
Hicks Lodge Work Party
January LROS conservation work party braved cold conditions at Hicks Lodge.
Six hardy souls successfully added more pea gravel to the island. This
covered parts of the membrane that was starting to show through. We also
cleared the area in front of the Sand Martin wall. Finally, a willow and
brash barrier was created around the bird hide.