Joy reports that as May 2020 – “A healthy population of native coarse fish ( including pike and roach) have been identified in the top lake. We have also noted a small hatch of mayflies which suggests a very healthy marine ecosystem. We want to encourage this population of mayfly as they have been significantly depleted on the River Wey due to pollution
In addition there is a healthy hatch of Alder flies in the top lake and they are feeding a number of newly arrived swallows. All 3 lakes in the recent acquisition are full of life with frogs, newts, toads and grass snakes. Several groups of roe deer, lots of foxes, ducks and swans both native and non native have also been spotted. The red kite population is growing, we have a sparrow hawk, a nesting owl and we continue to see all 3 types of woodpecker. Finally we have planted 3/4 of a mile of native English hedge to encourage the wildlife and have a view to plant many more native trees”.
Margaret Elliot (Sally) says
My husband is a keen fisherrman,So can the lakes be fished?
My Grandson is a keen photographer and would be so interested to take photos of all the wildlife – is it
Daryl Jordan says
Amazingly done. We are noticing the huge difference in Pyrford helped by this generous natural development.
Well done and thank you to the Z’s.
Can someone explain why such a high fence infilled with stock wire can allow the free flow of deer and fox across the golf course land they once roamed. The fence goes from the property right up to the ditch which flows down to the canal. The wildlife has already had to endure an 8 feet deer proof fence erected by the owners of West Hall land to protect new trees which will screen any building work on the 572 houses they are hoping to get planning for.
It has become a nightmare for these beautiful creatures.
Ann Kerr says
We have seen the Sparrow Hawk over Hare Hill Close, very impressive bird.