Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Is this an otter print?

Could this be an otter print at Hartpury Blackwell End Orchard? We think it is (we mean the animal print to the right, of course we know the thing to the left is a lens cap!).

It's hard to believe that the field at Hartpury used to look like this:
Excavator digging a ditch for wetland creation at Hartpury Blackwell End Orchard
and then briefly like this
and now it looks like this

Hard also to fully describe just how much pleasure we get from creating wetland habitat that, after a few short years, looks as if it has always been there.  Who's using the site apart from the human visitors?  The list is impressive, from little egret, red shank, green sandpiper, teal, tufted duck, heron, mute swan, mallard, plus a whole host of invertebrates... the list goes on. It's a fantastic space for people and wildlife.

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