We were fortunate to have beautiful spring weather when we met up with members of the Bury St Edmunds Trout Club at West Stow Country Park to discuss their project ‘Rewilding the Lark.’ Through BFER’s 3rd Party Grant Fund, this project has been awarded a £2,500 grant.
‘Rewilding the Lark in the Park′ is a project to improve the habitat and environment of the River Lark as it passes through 1.6 km of West Stow Country Park. The project is also supported by Keep Britain Tidy, West Suffolk Council and Suffolk Wildlife Trust as members of the River Lark Catchment Partnership (RLCP).
These willow trees have been as pollards by West Stow Country Park volunteers. Pollarding can be used to keep trees such as willow to a moderate size, or to stimulate them to produce brightly coloured new shoot. Pollarding is usually done in late winter or early spring.
The most spectacular sight of the day was the size of this swan’s nest which looks so peaceful.
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