Last week Stuart and I were joined by volunteers to remove more Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) from Darby Green Pond.
We adopted the method perfected on our previous task last November. Although this time it was particularly tricky as most of the plants mass had sunk under the water and thus was hard to find and remove. Thank you so much to everyone who came out to help.
Whilst we were there we were pleased to see an abundance of frogs! Hundreds of them had congregated in the north west corner to lay frog spawn. The noise was incredible.
We believe we have now removed a total of 75% of the invasive plant from the pond in this first stage of clearance. For more information on Parrot’s Feather and photos from our previous task follow the link: Parrot’s Feather Piques Curiosity at Pond
Assistant Ranger Jenny