Yesterday Stu, Bernard and I headed out to Grant’s Moor South. It’s fantastic to see how the vegetation in the southern pond become established after all our hard work.
Back in March we ran a joint task with the BVC Trust to help the riparian colonisation of the bare newly dredged pond. The volunteers created 10 net enclosures to protect Phragmities australis (common reed) tubers which we harvested from Frimley Hatches. Later in May these were supplemented with plant plugs which were dug into the mud.
It was very encouraging to see that both the Phragmities australis tubers and plugs have grown in the enclosures, and that Sparganium erectum (branched bur-reed) has returned from the disturbed mud.