June is busting out all over the Heath – and the Pond

Look out for yellow flag iris by the boardwalk on the on the Sussex Road side of the Pond. It thrives in wet places where it can grow up to a meter and a half in height. It flowers from May to July so this is a good time to see it.

And have you seen the beautiful cygnets? Swans usually attempt to mate for life. The female lays up to seven eggs between late April and early May and they hatch 5-6 weeks later. It’s better for wildlife not to give them bread which is not a natural food for them as it can can weaken them in the long term. Uneaten bread also pollutes the pond and simply feeds the local rat population. It is less harmful to feed our wild birds corn or seeds – the Plump Duck cafe sells bags of seed for feeding the birds.

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