Great weather again as Olive, John, Tom and I removed more willows.
Olive, Tom, John and myself spent a fruitful hour or so this morning digging out the young willows. We marked out squares using bamboo and maintaining a 2m safe distance worked in pairs to clear these areas of willows.
We started with some trepidation as the ground is so hard. But after marking up two square areas we got stuck into the work and the willows, having surprisingly small roots, came up fairly easy with minimal digging.
And after an hour or so we had quite a haul of young willows ready to go to the green waste area of the Shannon Recycling Centre. A good job all round!
Olive e-mailed me these photos from Carmel Shaw. The second is a yellow flag iris and the first is possibly a type of daisy. Can someone identify it?
While so much of the wetlands is currently dried, caked mud looking more like a scene from a desert the swallows still find stretches of water to drink on the wing. Lovely. These are the first swallows I’ve seen this summer. 🙂
And here are a few photos 🙂
Was sent sent lovely photos of the wetlands by Jacquie Murphy that were taken by Eoghan Birchall.
Good luck in the forthcoming photo competition Eoghan 🙂