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18 December 2012

Kensley Pond GWT Reserve

Grid Ref SO630127



Luckily, our last outing for 2012 was on a beautiful day with the sun shining and was ideal for our Christmas feast of fish and chips and mulled wine! We were at Kensley Pond which has gradually been improved with rushes contained in a smaller area and a lot of trees and shrubs removed. This pond is a few hundred metres from Woorgreen Lake with a stream running from the lake to the pond. Woorgreen Lake has Great Crested Newts so we are trying to encourage them down the stream to Kensley Pond by removing obstacles such as the very leggy gorse in places. Fallow deer droppings were abundant in the gorse.







The pond is in the distance and the trees were being removed to open up a sunnier aspect.





The team are settled down with their fish and chips courtesy of the GWT making for a novel Christmas picnic.

Ho Ho Heave Ho! Its just not Christmas unless your pulling the Reserve Manager out of trouble on Reserve!

(Actually, they were pulling a tree away from the pond)


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