all the added anxieties in our lives
due to the Corona Virus it’s good
to be reminded of the beauty of the
changing seasons and the wildlife that
is on our doorstep at the pond and elsewhere.
The reeds have grown well since February
and the yellow flag iris flowered profusely
over the spring period. Purple loosestrife,
water mint and other perennials have
been growing well in the marshy area
and along the ponds margins.
friendly heron has visited many times
patrolling the shallows for fish and
our moorhens have raised a brood of
chicks. The gardening group have been
working hard in the community garden
tending the plants and planting up the
beautiful tubs and borders for us all
to enjoy. Do take the time to stop,
sit for a while and enjoy the view!
the water levels have been very low
at times, we have not had any major
algal blooms so far or needed to use
the aeration system. A lot of people
have enjoyed feeding grain to the ducks
and birds instead of bread which has
also helped to improve water quality.
Thank you all!
we had to cancel our spring tidy up
on the 28th March due to the government’s
advice on social distancing but a small
team recently carried out a “mini
trim” of the reeds near the community
garden to improve views across the pond.
We will be planning our autumn maintenance
in the coming months, as well as some
smaller maintenance sessions. If you’d
like to volunteer to help, then please
contact Alyson on 634168. Clearly, these
activities will be dependent on the
governments guidance at the time.
we’ve also had a number of fishing
incidents at the pond which have required
us to put up more “no fishing”
signs. Please DO respect the signs;
a village pond is not an appropriate
place to fish. The local police are
aware of the problem and are continually
monitoring the situation. If you witness
anyone fishing and feel comfortable
please point out the signs. If this
conversation turns abusive, please call