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Photos around the pond

The eastern jetty

The pond looking lovely on a lovely Spring morning – thank you Mother Nature – our intrepid volunteers carried out some initial work on the original, the eastern, jetty. David replaced worn out bolts and tightened the remainder, strengthening the … Continue reading

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Two great days

Good things can come along together! Friday, 6 April, conditions were ideal, clear water in the pond and a dry, mild evening, for the annual Frog Foray. A tremendous turnout of 18 frog forayers, the best for many a year, … Continue reading

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Water, water …

The recent heavy rainfall has added considerably to the water in the pond, we’re happy to report. Although there’s still room for some more! What will Chris discover in the water this coming Friday evening at the annual Frog Foray? … Continue reading

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A threat to Biddenham’s heritage …

Yet another threat has emerged to the village’s heritage, character and natural environment, of which our historic pond is a significant feature: read on for more and what action can be taken, but time is short to act … The … Continue reading

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Construction men

On yesterday’s cold, frosty but bright Saturday morning our four hardy volunteers gathered together and put in place the new planks and base for the western jetty. Thank goodness we weren’t planning to do the work today! Snow, snow, thick … Continue reading

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Removal men

This morning we removed the old planks and beams from the western jetty and prepared for the new base on the bank. On Saturday we’ll put in place the new base and the new planks and beams. Thank you very … Continue reading

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Wind in the willows

The sky was tinted by Saharan dust and gusts of wind from the fringe of former Hurricane, now tropical storm, Ophelia whistled round us this afternoon as we pondered down at the pond on the requirements and materials for repairing … Continue reading

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Biddenham Show 2017

This American signal crayfish was the subject of much interest on our stall in the Village Hall at the Biddenham Show yesterday. Fear not! Chris didn’t encounter it in our village pond but brought it from Ickwell. As other species … Continue reading

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Pond life

There’s a new brood of five little moorhen chicks down at the pond. They scurry away quickly as soon as they spot you, as you can see in the photo of them hurrying to the safety of the reeds. We’re … Continue reading

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Spring work morning

What a difference a fine day makes. Mother Nature was kind to us for this year’s Spring work morning and it was a pleasure to work by the pond on such a nice morning. And to see the return at last … Continue reading

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