Apprentice Ranger Izzie and Rach were out on Fugelmere Marsh yesterday having a great fire getting through burning up the cut willow scrub This will allow the reeds to flourish next year for a wide variety of specialist wildlife such as Reed warblers and Dragonflies. There were so many dragonflies buzzing around us all day as the small pools created by JDB contractors in previous years are holding water well and allowing Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) to breed successfully.
Izzie was very brave as a beautiful young grass snack slithered over her welly when we sat for a break! And a large toad crawled by :) How lucky was that! Ranger Rach