Balloo Wetland Nature Reserve
The pond at Balloo Wetland has become overgrown with reed sweet-grass. Although a native wetland plant, it can very quickly spread and form dense mats that smother the pond and other native plant species. To get away from this monoculture, we have started to remove the plant with help from our Nature Skills trainees.
This work will provide some open water habitat that will encourage more waterfowl, amphibians, dragonflies and damselflies to the pond and should give other beneficial wetland plant species the chance to grow~ Ryan Bradley, Nature Reserves Officer