Thursday, 11 August 2016

Watch These Spaces

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When you look at this picture, what do you see? And do you have any idea where this is?

It may look like a dried up pond surrounded by trees. That's exactly what it is. 150 years ago it was a mill pond (there's a big clue to the location). However, what looks like something that used to be something to us, is an exciting natural habitat-in-the-making for our local wildlife.

With specialist TLC, this former mill pond has the potential to become an interesting place for people to visit and an area rich in many species of plants and creatures.

This little oasis is near to you.

For now, it is hidden from view, with no signpost to direct you to it. With a bit of work I hope that in a few years from now it'll be transformed beyond recognition.

It could even be home to some of these little fellows...

Great crested newt
Great Crested Newt

Watch this space (and others like it).


  1. Looks gerat, is that Orton waterville woods. I have never been but my neighbour has talked about going there.

  2. Hmm, Waterville woods... it's certainly Waterville...