Newt habitat

This is the start of a job to create a new pond for conservation of Great Crested Newts.¬† I learned today that newts travel a kilometre overland to find new ponds and they use their sense of smell to avoid ponds with resident fish (the fish kill the baby newts ūüė¶

Play area

We don’t believe in endless blogging so we’ve been quiet for a while. ¬†This week Mervyn has been landscape part of a school playground in anticipation of new reception children playing in the area. ¬†Day 1 was hot and humid. ¬†Day 2 it poured with rain. But Mervyn never gives in. ¬†Here are some pics of the work and the finished scene. ¬†Machinery hired from

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