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15 March 2022

Clanna Ponds

 

We continued with the clearing of vegetation around one of the ponds at Clanna Woods on a lovely spring day. The large pond is known locally as the Eel Pond and although it still supports smooth newts, frogs, teal and mallards etc, it had become very shaded by the surrounding trees, laurel and rhododendron.

The larger logs will be left to line the path going round the pond.

This is a curtain of ivy growing down from the branch of the tree to reach the water. It is a rare sight!

The frogs and toads were swarming and there is a lot of frog spawn as well as toad spawn. They were very active!