Common Keeper's Update - April 2016

[cs_section id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px; padding: 45px 0px 0px; " visibility="" parallax="false"][cs_row id="" class=" " style="margin: 0px auto; padding: 0px; " visibility="" inner_container="true" marginless_columns="false" bg_color=""][cs_column id="" class="" style="padding: 0px; " bg_color="" fade="false" fade_animation="in" fade_animation_offset="45px" fade_duration="750" type="2/3"][cs_text id="" class="" style="" text_align=""]Spring has most definitely sprung and a wide mix of flowers are now visible on The Green. The first mallard ducklings have been hatched whilst the Egyptian goslings are already fledging (6 remain). 32 Clumps of frogspawn were laid in the pond in March which though welcome is less than half the amount recorded six years ago- which reflects the general decline of amphibians in the UK. Things to look out for this month: 1. Ducklings 2. Snake’s Head Fritillaries 3. Marsh marigolds on the water’s edge 4. Native bluebells- which have been planted in a few spots around the pond and are more delicate in appearance than in the Spanish bluebell[/cs_text][x_image type="thumbnail" src="http://www.barnes-ca.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/snakehead-e1461147432819.jpg" alt="" link="false" href="#" title="" target="" info="none" info_place="top" info_trigger="hover" info_content=""][cs_text id="" class="" style="" text_align=""]

               Snake's Head Fritillary

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                 Native Bluebells

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Cornflower

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Marsh Marigold

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Sarah Sumpter