Friday 28th July

A little bit late getting to the marsh. Still a very warm day and getting hotter. Walked the whole marsh in the hope of locating the swan family from the northside. No luck! Beginning to get a little bit concerned. Came across two men fishing on Long Lake near to the southside swan family. Pointed out that this was a nature reserve and that fishing was prohibited. Got a load of abuse.
Still it won't prevent me from speaking out again. Enjoy today's photos, I enclose a picture of the fire damage to the southside of the marsh. I have noticed that the 'Orange-Ball' tree has been a casualty, which is a shame as it was popular with bees and butterflies. What a stupid waste.