The Dipping pond by New Road, Tankersley is something that is undergoing a facelift.
There is a bit of history here, and a phantom newt somewhere, maybe or maybe not..
Either way a group of willing souls are in the process of restoring this area to it’s previously glory. To be honest it looks like it is having a bit of a bad hair day just now, but what a difference there will be come springtime.
This is how it looked in September 2019:
In October we had a wee meeting, and unbridled enthusiasm took over and battle commenced
More effort required, to remove brambles, more brambles and invasive grass.
Following another great effort, we definitely have the makings of a pond. There will be a last push in early January to finish the job for the arrival of the hoppers and crawlers in the spring.
7th March – tidy time 🙂
A group of willing volunteers took the task of thinning the small copse, and woodland area. A general tidy up, and an open for business notification for all the local amphibians to use the new facilities!
Thanks to all concerned, and here are a few images from the day: