Chatting to a lady this evening who told me that, earlier in the day, this larder on the left had been empty, but by evening it was full again. I wonder why they make and store these piles of chopped grass?
At 6.15pm a vole swam from somewhere upstream down to the bank near the pipe and disappeared. I report all sightings to John Harding at the Wood Lane Nature Reserve (see Whitchurch Water Vole Group link on right).
There are now five trolleys in the brook, all of them collecting debris and muck. But dragging them out will cause damage to the banks. It's a real problem.