Clearing the grotto

The Wilderness on Whiteknights campus has a management plan to help improve its biodiversity.  One of the most recent actions I have noticed is the much needed clearing of the banks of the upper section of Whiteknights Lake as it reaches the grotto.  The clearance has allowed extra light into the lake and allows the Skunk cabbage (Lysichiton americanum) to be seen to full effect.

The upper end of Whiteknights Lake and the Grotto seen from the wooden bridge

The upper end of Whiteknights Lake and the Grotto seen from the wooden bridge

The extra light should help water plants and pond marginals to develop and flower much better and could provide a better habitat for dragonflies and other water loving insects.

About Alastair Culham

A professional botanist and biologist with an interest in promoting biological knowledge and awareness to all.
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