Beggarboys Reserve Kemerton

This is a small wetland reserve at Westmancote nr Bredon, part of the Kemerton Estate.  Previously a set of fish ponds (in the 70’s) and now a small lake with willow carr, sedge and reed beds. A bund surrounding the lake has been left unmanaged and willow/ash and scrub have moved in. Our task was to start removing some of these to open up the site and to try and prevent the bund being damaged eventually by roots and leaking. We felled a few small willows, cleared fallen living trees that were re-rooting in the lake, removed bramble/rose scrub. There is still plenty to do so that much of the bund is open and becomes a grassy bank.

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Richard Catlin

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