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Lido Swan, Stenhousemuir

Nesting Swan at The Lido

The female swan at the Lido pool in Stenhousemuir has decided to nest on the bank this year. This means she has no protection at all from passing dogs or people. While I was there today I noticed passers by putting their dogs on the...

Inverleith, Edinburgh

UK & Ireland Lakes Network Annual Conference

Nick is presenting a talk on the The Practical Aspects of Urban Waterbody Regeneration next week, at the UK & Ireland Lakes Network Annual Conference. He will talk about a practical approach to the problems, and focus on techniques we use and results we have achieved....

Building a raft

Heritage Loch in East Kilbride

Nick Easterbrook, Rosie, Ronnie and Bruce started this week building a raft to apply Phoslock to the Heritage Loch in East Kilbride. Phoslock is a bentonite based material that absorbs phosphorous thereby preventing it from being available to algae for growth. The work is for...

Spring Pond Clean

Pond Tips – Cleaning

March is not a bad time to do a pond clean if you can get it done before the frogs spawn. Signs your pond needs cleaning are green water, lots of duckweed and a big build-up of leaves on the bottom. If you do drain...

Ormiston, East Lothian pond work

Ormiston, East Lothian

Beautiful morning in Ormiston, East Lothian where we've been working for the local Countryside Ranger service. We have dug out a pond that was badly silted up and cleared out some of the trees to give better access from the Sustrans cyclepath.   [gallery link="file" captions="hide" columns="6"...

Gifford monk

Gifford Monk

This is a monk – not the fat jolly kind with the funny haircut but the concrete pond outlet kind. It is a very old design for an outlet structure and is so named because the abbeys were the first places to keep fish in...