Plants

Pond bursts into life

triennially You may have noticed through our pond cam that there are lots of tiny creatures swimming about. Most of these are tiny freshwater crustaceans called daphnia and cyclops. These tiny creatures are very important as they are food for many of the fish, newts and other animals that live in pond. As the pond water [...]

Winter Becomes Spring – Plants Life

buy modafinil vancouver Even thought we have had very few days of ice and snow, many of the plants have still prepared them selves for winter. To survive the harsh conditions of winter, many of the plants on the nature reserve have died back to the ground or shed all their leaves and become dormant (resting). People are [...]

Changing water levels

Rockland Water levels in the freshwater habitats on the reserve continue to change due to natural flooding which causes water levels to rise and fall. This is part of the natural life of the wildlife of the reserve but for us its a constant frustration as we endeavour to keep the live cameras operating. So while pond [...]

Pond Cam

Rožňava We have been seeing lots of activity though pond cam this past week. Many pond creatures are still in the pond but remain dormant in the cold winter months. However this year the winter has been relatively mild so far. We have also had a lot of natural flooding which has also included the woodland pond. [...]

Autumn leaves

The railway land reserve now has a real autumn feel to it as the flora and fauna prepare for winter. The most dramatic change can be seen in the woodland as the leaves change from green to gold and red and a carpet of leaves is building up on the woodland floor. The main reason [...]