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Photos around the pond

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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Pond life

It was a lovely Spring evening tonight, Friday 31 March, perfect for Frog Foraying. Of course, the frogs didn’t appreciate that so didn’t turn up, and nor did the toads. But Chris and his three companions exploring the pond by … Continue reading

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The sun shines on the …

… reed removers! Our last session this morning till the Autumn of removing reeds to prevent encroachment across the pond. Now we steer clear to enable the protected great crested newts to do their stuff. Thank you, Will and David, … Continue reading

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Sunday meander

The violets are out today down by the pond, there’s a small patch of snowdrops just coming to an end, and the moles have been pretty busy. The recent rain has added some water to the pond, albeit it’s still … Continue reading

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A grand finale!

Our 30th anniversary celebrations concluded in memorable style on Saturday, 19 November in a joint concert with The Friends of St James, with ‘Heart and Music’ providing a joyous blend of songs, poetry and fun. It was not so much … Continue reading

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Heave ho!

Where there’s a Will (and a David) there’s a way. And away went our courageous twosome this morning, tirelessly and relentlessly digging and pulling those unwanted reeds and weeds from the pond. A splendid start to a big job. Thanks, … Continue reading

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Autumn work morning

The water level in the pond is lower than we would like at this time of year and more water would be welcome. It’s ironic therefore that, after some weeks without rain, the rain we need should choose to come … Continue reading

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How did the Show go …

Thank you to the Biddenham Show team for a great show today and for choosing the village pond as the theme for the Show and for many of the competitions in this our 30th anniversary year. The ducklings won the … Continue reading

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A visit from the Brownies

The 10th Bedford (Christ Church) Brownies visited the village pond on Tuesday evening (19 July) for some pond dipping, led by our Chris Jones, as part of their activities leading to the award of the Wildlife Explorer badge. They discovered … Continue reading

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Biddenham Conservation Area review

We have now submitted to Bedford Borough Council the Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond’s response to the Biddenham Conservation Area Consultation Paper supporting the proposals for three extensions to the Area, in particular extension 2 to include the village pond … Continue reading

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