Friends of Queen’s Wood – Frog Pool Planting (27 May 2012)

I was among a group of FQW volunteers who pitched up on a sunny Sunday morning recently to help plant up the frog pool in order to create a wildlife habitat for amphibians and to increase biodiversity within the nature reserve.

Armed and legged with waders and shoulder high waterproof gloves we cleared the pond of logs and planted dozens of reeds, iris, marsh marigolds, water spearmint, water mint and ragged robin and others.

A week later I returned to take some photos and to see how the plants were progressing. I was delighted to see that many had survived, also to see a male bullfinch visiting.

Queen’s Wood is a wonderful local nature reserve situated in Muswell Hill, between Muswell Hill Road, Onslow Gardens, Connaught Gardens, Queen’s Wood Road and Priory Gardens. There are several entrances to the wood, with the nearest tube being Highgate on the Northern Line.

Here are a few of the photos:

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