Obviously I'm referring to the burnt reed beds and not the economy! Will probably look quite strange this year, as the old growth normally masks the new, but these are going to be green for most of the season, still nice to see it returning.
Amazing how nature has the strength of recovery
It amaze me how fast plants can recover. I was hoping to see something like this when I went scouting down that end last Monday and it looked nothing like it does in the photo, thats some speed!
Was down there today with Mr & Mrs Walton (or Mr & Mrs Cyclops;) ), and too was amazed at the recovery,
The evidence of the damage to the ecosystem was still there though with the huge amount of burnt snail shells and even the odd damaged egg, (though these could be natural predation).
It looks like due to the time of the incident occurred, (Just at the start of the growing season), the reed bed will recover quickly, but I fear it may be a little sterile until the fauna catches up with the flora
Noticed you didn't add your dead bottle to that list Mr Barman! *sniggers* ;o))
It's difficult when you forget you've switched your new Sony Glasses to manual focus, Maybe I need a Canon pair :p
You need a 500mm plastic bottle like me butt! ;o)
Bumping this one back up to the top too ...
You will pleased to know Barmans bottle successfully fledged a couple Panda pops! ;o)
I think it's the wrong time of the year to capture any of the mysterious Bottlus Plasticus species - they tend to hug the ground and you can only see them when the vegetation dies back a bit!
Just to put the stamp on this tale of recovery! I was in the lane that runs from behind the visitors' centre to the bottom of Salt Marsh Lane at the point just below the formerly burnt bit when I heard a very distinctive 'pinging' from the reed beds above me. When I got up there I saw a pair of Beardies flying from East to West. That's really confirmed they're back to normal.