Wednesday 17th August 2011: Urban Wildlife

Checking results of net sweepChecking results of net sweep 8 people had an evening visit to the site to look at the key habitats. This involved a walk round discussing the site history and the recent management of habitats in its current guise. We carried out some sweep netting looking for insects in the meadow area and a pond dip in Boars Well. This resulted in us being able to see at close quarters such creatures as Water hog louse, Fresh water shrimp and Blood worms. We were also able to look at the trees planted in the site which included Aspen. It was a fine evening which gave us good views over the city when we reached the top of the site and considered the location of houses were some of the wanderers once lived.

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