Attention grabbing headline I know, however, from the image below you can see that we hardly had to make several trips to empty our trailer.
Although I will not complain about not having enough ragwort to pull, especially when the temperature was almost in the mid 30’s. It is planned for cattle to be brought onto site in order to remove dominant grasses and give other flora species a chance to grow. Unfortunately ragwort is toxic to cows and increases in toxicity when dried. Which is why it was so appreciated that our volunteers had a good look to remove the last remnants and dispose of the ragwort in an out of reach area.
Our volunteer task quickly became a pleasant stroll around the lake which meant we could be a little more wild !
Awkwardly we caught this pair of six spotted burnets having a wild time. Woops, sorry guys! We shall leave you to it.
I have only been to this site once before and I was leading a pond dipping session for almost 15 children so I was a little busy. This time I could really appreciate what Moor Green Lakes has to offer.
A huge thank you to our volunteers Mike, Jerry, Duncan, Natalie, Mary and Jane. It was a pleasant day and I couldn’t think of a more perfect task and site for todays weather.
Assistant Ranger Bobbie Withers