For the first time in 2018 we were tackling the vegetation at the Pond and along the ings Dyke where it was seriously in danger of smothering the tansy plants. Not only was the vegetation tall and thick but the Horseflies were very active. Thanks to Pete, Bill, Mark A, Julie, Lauren and Judi for battling the vegetation with shears, whilst Mick made a path around the Pond with the scrub cutter.
The highlights of the evening were listening to the Ring-necked Parakeets overhead, along with the song of the Sedge Warbler in the reeds.
The next session is on Sunday 24th June from 10:30 am at the New Meadow (north of site) where we will be tackling the vegetation there. Shears and insect repellent may be useful. As this is an event in the Royal Entomological Society’s Insect Week we have a supply of free insect guides, pens, pencils, wildflower seeds and other paraphernalia to give away, courtesy of the RES!