Those of you with keys to the bird hides may have noticed a digger on site at Standlake Common during September. We’ve been carrying out some much needed work to remove the reeds along the North shore and maintain the gravel margins and islands.
When the 25 hectare site was restored over 15 years ago the key objective was to create a nature reserve that supports a wide range of habitat types, including grassland, reedbed, scrub, open water and gravel shoreline.
Before – The reeds had spread considerably along the North shore
|The digger on site|
After – Reeds removed and bank profiled to maintain shallows and muddy pools to benefit a range of bird and invertebrate species.
Bird Hide Keys can be purchased via our website: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/buying-bird-hide-key