© Steve Marshall / Wild Future

In common with so many other public events, our wildflower walk around the lake which had been scheduled for June 21st unfortunately had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. However on July 1st Janet Lowndes and Linda Ascroft walked around the lake and listed the various wildflowers they identified.

Good news - the lovely Dexter cattle which we had on the reserve last summer are due back in early June. They do great conservation work by encouraging growth of wildflowers in the three meadows which we created for them especially. So we await their return with eagerness.

Our heron nest cameras have recently been capturing some great images and video clips of the nesting season in progress. A selection of images has now been put on in the gallery section of this website, starting at page 2.

Wildlife at the lake seems currently to be thriving whilst humans lie low due to the Covid-19 lockdown. Fewer visitors means birds and wildlife can move into spaces they might previously have avoided.