Back to Saxon times

Yesterday saw a welcome return to Saxon Pond for some of us and a new part of Hastings Country Park for others.

The purpose was to cut back the vigorous willow regrowth that was starting to shade out the bankside and emergent vegetation that had established itself since we finished the initial clearance in 2012. Species now present include Great/Common Reed Mace, Soft Rush, Sea Club-rush, Water Horsetail, Bittersweet, Fleabane, Great Willowherb and Common Ragwort which has managed to establish itself on one of our log islands.

We’ll be back to carry on next week.

Great Reed Mace

Great Reed Mace