A depleted group of three met up at Ripon City Wetlands on this fine but breezy day. We were joined by Stuart and Yvonne (the boat people). The visit met all expectations more especially botanically. Much interest was shown in the odanata, however bird species were limited.
This newly created YWT reserve occupies a disused sand and gravel quarry with lakes, grassland, ponds, hedgerows and canal side. The facilities include a wooden gazebo ( we took lunch there away from the wind), picnic tables, several attractive information boards, a hide and well made gravel paths.