Flanders Moss NNR
Flanders Moss is striking from the air. She wears her scars very obviously, any historic activity shows up in changes in water table and so also change in vegetation. This was one of the reasons why we built the viewing tower, so that visitors can see the tapestry of of diferent plant communities.
This week David Crum (www.330airial.com), a local drone pilot took out his machine and took a magnificent 360 degree photograph from the very centre of the Moss. So if you have never been out there this will give you a very special birds-eye view of Flanders on a glorious winters morning. I find it riveting and keep going back to it.
Just click here to see the photo.
From a bog manager’s point of view it is really exciting because you can see just how wet the site is with all of the water sitting on the surface. This is a direct result of all of the restoration work we have been carrying out and with the water back at the surface of the bog sphagnum will start growing and the bog will heal itself and start to regenerate.
The wettest areas visible are parts of the Moss that were planted up for forestry or ditched ready to be dug up for horticulture so it is really good to see these parts of Flanders saved and heading back towards bog glory.