Reserves week - Woods Mill update

20 July 2021 | Posted in Guest blogger , Woods Mill
Reserves week - Woods Mill update
Woods Mill Nature Reserve lake © Richard Cobden

Steve Tillman

Reserves Manager

Woods Mill may look a little untidy because of our lack of volunteers for a while, but you can still see and hear a range of plants and animals as you walk round. Banded and Beautiful Demoiselle damselflies are in full flight, often seen sitting on a tree leaf waiting for its next lunch, and Chiffchaff singing across the whole of the reserve in competition with the soft Turtle Dove.

Beautiful demoiselle Paul Marten

Beautiful Demoiselle © Paul Marten

In Mill Ditch Field. our meadow restoration is looking a treat with mauve Betony following the line of our seed sowings. You can see the old husk of Yellow Rattle a plant that has enable this restoration to take place.

Betony

Walking through East Low Meads you may come across our Dexter cattle working hard to maintain the grassland as part of our river restoration project. 

Cattle are an important part of the team across so many of our nature reserves. 

Dexter

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