Tuesday, 16 September 2008

Ponds and butterflies

More work has been done today to help create a permanent pond next to the meadow (we may create another one in the meadow at some stage so watch this space - there's always a need for ponds). About 4 or 5 trees were removed so the temporary/seasonal pond can get more light to it. They have left the area to the left with its dense tree and shrub cover as there are about 40-50 orchids growing there that love that sort of habitat (sometimes you have to go searching for some of the wonderful things that grow there).
On saturday there was much excitement as we think we saw a clouded yellow butterfly, which is a rare visitor to this area.