North Pond area development gathers pace.
Sunrise: 06.31 Sunset: 07.41
A specialist ecology company started work on the north marsh last week, removing trees from the west bank of the North Pond chain. They have done a nice job so far; the area now looks like how I imagined it would.
I wandered down to the pond yesterday morning. A lot of hornets were flying about, both European Vespa Crabro and the Asian vespa velutina (http://thewildenmarshblog.com/2014/06/15/asian-hornet-vespa-velutina/). The latter get my adrenalin flowing; it’s large, noisy and has gold disc eyes. Maybe the hornets had nests in the felled trees.