Sunday, 20 March 2011
Down on the farm
Beddington beckoned, and I was not the only one that it beckoned for, as a fine gathering of group members plus those attending two organised walks took place at the hallowed sewage farm.
Bird-wise it is still quiet, save for four Common Buzzards (heading NW) and a lone Dunlin. I took the opportunity to cover the southern portion of the area to collect further botanical records for my survey of the site's plant life. This, too, was fairly uninspiring, with great swathes of Hemlock and Cow Parsley starting to flourish and monopolise, but not yet flower. Most of the interest will come from the alien species that will briefly flourish in the areas of landfill and soil dumping before they are bulldozed out of sight.