Abbey Fish Ponds – October 2021

At the Abbey Fish Ponds, volunteers were at work. Some had cut sedges and reeds.

In places this had revealed ponds that were not visible before. There are water channels that run across the ground, not bounded by banks.

That is in addition to the main stream that runs within banks.

Volunteers were also cutting down trees and from them a long hedge like barrier was being made.

There were not as many insects to be seen as last month. There were more birds singing and flying about, but they are difficult to picture clearly.

Large mammals are easier to photograph. Here is Sciurus carolinensis

Here is another – its Latin name is Felis catus.

2 thoughts on “Abbey Fish Ponds – October 2021

  1. Chris

    I suspect that the “long hedge like barrier” formed from cut down branches etc is not designed to be a barrier per se but a ‘dead hedge’ to provide a habitat/shelter for insects and small mammals. NT volunteers do the same thing.

    1. Angela L

      Thank you volunteers. You do a great job and your work is much appreciated by all those who enjoy this little haven of nature


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