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Friday, 10 June 2011

Brandon Marsh - tranquility (lost)!


I decided to stay local again today and decided to visit Brandon Marsh. Arriving quite early at 0600 the sun was well up, the birds were singing, peaceful scenes opened up all around me, it was one of those fresh feel good mornings. All was a scene of perfect tranquility until I arrived at Newlands Corner by the Olive bench. Here, any tranquility was soon lost..................




Why oh why is this permitted? The ringing team / conservation team / private members club have created another car park. They already have one of there own near the wind pump. If equipment needs to be taken to this area, then use one vehicle and then MOVE back to the car park! These vehicles were in situ from when I arrived at 0600 and were still there when I left at 1000.

Most of the work undertaken by the various teams at Brandon is excellent and valued by all visitors. It is appreciated that without these efforts the reserve would decline into overgrown willow scrub. However, there is NO need to clutter the reserve pathways with your cars!


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