Tag: pond restoration

  • Raising the water levels in a restored farm pond

    Raising the water levels in a restored farm pond

    It’s been a few wet months since we cleaned out and restored the main pond and despite the rain the retained water level held in the pond has been disappointing. As we had a digger on site today to prep a shed floor, it had a few minutes diversion to carry across a few buckets…

  • Pond Cleaning Begins

    The long anticipated cleanup of our ponds began today. Hooray! The right machine in the hands of the right driver makes light work of what would have otherwise been an insurmountable task. It poured down in the night so even after a couple of hours work with the digger it looks like a pond again.…

  • Farmland Pond Restoration Opportunity

    Ecologists wanted for Hesketh Bank pond restoration project. Ponds and scrapes provide environments in farmland for aquatic biodiversity covering plants, invertebrates, amphibians, fishes, and mammals. Many farm ponds in the area have already been lost to modern agricultural practices. Our own derelict ponds have now been cleared of most of the overhanging trees, scrub, scrap…

  • Clearing the brash from the pond

    In between dodging the heavy showers, we have had a few hours armed with a billhook and some loppers to begin clearing the felled overhanging branches and brash from the pond. It is slow work and hard graft plodding through the mud to get at the fallen willow branches and even harder work dragging them…

  • Restoring our farm ponds

    On our fields at Hesketh Bank we seem to have a comprehensive┬áselection of different farm pond types: A derelict natural pond that has never been cleaned out for ages and is full of rubbish, general detritus and the odd bit of scrap metal. A ‘ghost’ pond where a natural pond used to be but has…