Posted by: lensweb | April 20, 2015

Pond Dipping with the Friends of Forbes Hole Saturday 18 April 2015

Pond Dipping with the Friends of Forbes Hole Saturday 18 April 2015

Sunshine and the hollow knocking of the greater spotted woodpecker high in an aged poplar greeted 7 members of the Friends of Forbes Hole who met for the annual pond dipping event

While Alan checked out the pond life, Ady and Dave Gell  prepared the pond side bank of fine dredged silt for wildflower seeding.

Wildflower area

Barnaby and Bryan cleared the ash and hawthorn saplings  from the receding pond edge, creating more cover for small mammals with the stacked wood.

SaplingsSapling after

Marion and Joan carried out a litter sweep of the footpaths much distracted by a fresh flush of butterflies, peacock, brimstone, small tortoiseshell and green veined white with orange tip and speckled wood seen for the first time this year. Considering the amount of ivy shifted we deserved to see some holly blues!

Bryan took time out to clear a path to the wood violets and we were pleased to see the lonely cowslip had 2 companions this year. A serene swan centrally situated on a nest of reeds looked on with approbation

The next event at Forbes Hole will be a

Dragonfly and Butterfly Day

Find out what flies at Forbes Hole!

Date Saturday 8 August 2015

Meet Forbes Hole Meadow NG10 1FX

Fields Farm Road Long Eaton

Time 2pm-4pm

If you would like to receive emails and information on future events join the Friends of Forbes Hole!

Friends of Forbes Hole

Marion Bryce


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