Early May and the Lower Meadow is still sodden in places .
However there are plenty of flowers to be seen. The photos you see below were taken in the Lower Meadow by Elya Kisina on the 8th of May, apart from the Aquilegia, which appears above the lake.
Photo: Alex Rooth 9th May
Despite the cancellation of the working parties, Ian has continued to remain active in the Nature Reserve. Here he is seen deploying the formidable Tree Popper to remove unwanted roots from the reed bed....12th May
Beyond Ian a pile of bramble stalks marks the conclusion of this season's scything in the reed bed.
Elya added the orchids below to her collection on the 19th May