2019- works finished

Photos taken in July 2019, showing off the park in its best new clothes !  The pond is now more open and letting in the light, heavy rains at just the right time refilled the now deeper pond after removing over 800CuM of silt.  Plants had started to regrow within days of the clearance and wildlife returned to the pond within weeks.  During 2019 a much greater number of dragonflies and damselflies were seen ovipositing in the new vegetation and newt larvae were found for the first time in many years.  The new reed bed is growing well and filling out, with seed heads on many of the transplanted reeds which we were not expecting until next year.  Five new plant species were found in the Reed bed alone.

Numbers in red and accompanying descriptions are to match the 1985 photos on this page.

It just shows that if you create the habitat the wildlife will return.

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1 - Looking east across the pond to Jubilee Road.

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2 - West across the pond to Highfield Gardens from the Jubilee Road side.

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3 - The view north across the pond to Centenary Lodge.

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4 - Across the pond to Centenary Lodge, further right.

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View from the Brickfields Estate north.

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View from the Brickfields Estate north.

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View from the pond outfall..

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5 - From the Croft Lane path looking south to the Brickfields estate, four manhole covers for the oil separator in the middle distance.

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6 - From below Centenary Lodge Southwards to the pond and the Brickfields Estate.

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7 - Southwards from below Centenary Lodge to the pond, further right.

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8 - From just above the pond inlet to the Brickfields Estate.

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9 - Somewhere near the top of Frog Lane looking north to Centenary Lodge and Evelyn Avenue.

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Grassed area at the pond inlet.

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The new reed bed water filter.

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Scarlet Flax in the wildflower area.

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Mexican Aster in the wildflower area.

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Golden Tickseed in the wildflower area.

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Purple Loosestrife in the Reed bed.

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Newt larvae.

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Annual Baby's-breath and Purple Viper's-bugloss in the new wildflower area.

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Unknown insect.

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Common Blue Damselfly

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Wildflower area
 
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Before | Tree felling | Dredging | Finished

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