27 August 2012

The growing island


The little island in Ham Pond was enlarged a couple of years ago and now it has been enlarged again. It has also been planted and covered in mesh to give the plantings a chance to grow..

Like last time, I suspect that this is an attempt to encourage birds, particularly the swans (now gone), to nest away from the edge where they can be got at by dogs.

Generally I approve but I would have liked a little bit more thought given to all the needs of all of the wildlife. The enlarged island has consumed the rock that the turtle loved to sun itself on and once the mesh has been removed there will be no posts, other than around the edge where the people and the dogs are, for birds to perch on.

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