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SITE 186 HAY FLAT, COSSINGTON LANE

OS REF:SK59351295

Date: 24th September 2003

There is a pond in this field that is the end of a small stream that connects up with the River Soar but its purpose is for the animals to drink. At the time of our visit there were two swans on the water. There is some good vegetation around the pond margins. This is Pond 19 in the survey.

The field is used for a hay meadow but, being cut, we were able to see interesting depressions in the ground and areas of damp. A public footpath runs down the boundary next to the bypass and in the corner of this field where you climb a style there is a good patch of damp meadow. This will be an area to check out in the summer for wetland plants.

Site 186 Looking from Site 276 Hay Flat Marsh. May 2008

Site 186 has always flooded. Looking to the River Soar and Osier Villa. 2002

Site 186 Even trying to carry out the WI Wildflowers Survey Pauline Fitchett was wading in search of flora. July 2007

Site 186 Pond 19 Hay Flat Pond just under the bridge in Cossington Lane. June 2003

Looking into Site 186 beyond the bridge with Pond 19 Hay Flat Pond at the end of the watercourse. Taken from Site 187 Soar Meadow Hay Flat. April 2006

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