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Wildlife Conservation Group in the

Forest of Dean

Gloucestershire

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The causeway had grown quite fast with bracken, brambles and small trees so needed tidying up to provide a better view across the ponds.

By sliding your cursor over the photo you can see the cleared track.

This is the remains of last year's otter holt and is still substantially viable for use.

This shows the area of bog and the willow and alder needed to be cleared.

By sliding your cursor over the photo you can see the cleared bog.

 

18 September, 2007

Cannop Ponds Marsh FC/GWT Reserve

Grid Ref SO610111

A return to Cannop Ponds for the team. Last year we built otter holts in this area alongside a stream and, although we could not inspect the holts to look for signs of otters, the area was peaceful and boggy. We had two jobs to do here - continue to clear the invasive willow and alder from the boggy area and to shorten the growth alongside the causeway path which separates the top pond. By clearing the willow and alder we are creating a better habitat for butterflies and dragonflies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last year's otter holt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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