August 2016

The constantly changing weather this year has created problems for the grass cutting regime particularly in the last three months and the growth has been abnormally rapid at times. The wildlife, however, has not suffered and there have been encouraging signs of bird and butterfly activity during the spring and summer. Currently it is warm and very dry and the photos taken this week on 22nd August show the current state of the site with the grasses and shrubs unusually high.

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Looking west towards the ponds

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The view north towards the boardwalk

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wildflowers (and, unfortunately, ragwort!)