TF1807 : Pond dipping

taken 4 years ago, near to Peakirk, Peterborough, Great Britain

Pond dipping
Pond dipping
Conservationist and visitors inspecting the insects retrieved from the water. The day was full of Damsel Flies emerging from the water into adult form and swarming into the trees. The numbers were uncountable, hundreds per square metre in the air.
Deeping Lakes nature reserve :: TF1708
Incorporating an older flooded quarry from before 1900, most of this site is the result of gravel workings in the late 1980s and 1990s. That later development was permitted as long as an end use plan was in place, and that end use plan was the building of a reserve owned by the Lincolnshire Trust for Nature Conservation.

Established by professional conservators, the area is now maintained by a band of enthusiastic volunteers, including many of the previous staff, who scrupulously manage the plants that grow here to the benefit of the various birds that use the site.

Quarrying ended in 1994, and the planting began in 1997. The site was declared open in 2004 (LinkExternal link ) More details and visiting arrangements can be found at the trust web page LinkExternal link . See also information leaflet (pdf) LinkExternal link

The site is an SSSI under the name 'Deeping Gravel Pits' - see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 June, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 8 June, 2015
Geographical Context
Flat landscapes 
Former (from Tags)
Sand and Gravel Quarry 
Primary Subject of Photo
Nature Reserve 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 182 078 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:39.3355N 0:15.2318W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 182 078
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust 

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