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There can be rich pickings for the heron on the salt marsh, especially on a big tide. As the water rises, small mammals like voles race to reach dry land. So the heron stands guard ready to intercept. … See MoreSee Less
Due to the recent heavy rain the muddy Seasonal Track has become waterlogged so is temporarily closed. This is the track which runs around the edge of the South Pool field shown as a dotted line on this map. … See MoreSee Less
The North Pool was honoured earlier today to receive a visit from this Great White Egret. Whilst much of the time was spent hiding behind high reeds , we got one quick glimpse and for about 10 seconds he /she landed in front of the North Pool Hide before heading into deepest Somerset … See MoreSee Less
You probably see this plant every day as you walk past gardens, woods and along the paths on the reserve. Everyone knows this plant but nobody really notices it. Yet it is an important evergreen ecosystem.
It provides nesting sites and shelter for insects, birds and even small mammals, frogs and toads. It also provides food for wildlife from autumn until spring.
It flowers in autumn, when few other flowers are open for business. Bees, butterflies and all number of insects come to feed on the nectar and pollen. In fact it is so popular with bees that you can often hear it “buzzing” as you get close, especially on a warm day.
For insects that hibernate over the winter, like the queen wasps, queen bumble-bees, queen hornets, red admiral and peacock butterflies this may provide their last chance to fuel up.
By December the fertilised flowers have ripened into clusters of black berries. Birds love them! These calorie rich berries will last until April if they don’t get gobbled up before!
It’s so easy to overlook some species…. I was out doing a bird count at the North Pool today and had ignored these pigeons to start with. They are Stock Doves, the shy, smaller and prettier cousin of the Wood Pigeon. The photos were snapped on my mobile through the scope. … See MoreSee Less
Ecologists have been painstakingly moving reptiles and amphibians, including the protected Great-Crested Newts, from the planned construction zone. To ensure the construction corridor remains free of protected species, they will manage the vegetation by pruning trees and cutting grasslands, scrub and hedgerows down to ground level. This work will start later this week and be completed in October.
This is a briefing we have received from the Community Relations Team of the National Grid Hinkley Connection Project. We are posting these briefings so you are kept up to date with the work being done on Portbury… Read More